Flowery Rhetoric

I was reading some C. Alexander last night and came across this simple statement that I think has been implied in our work all along, but hasn't been formally stated (at least this eloquently). How people use the space is more important than how sexy the built pieces look. What would be ideal presentation material is a series of graphics that show lots of PEOPLE - so much so that the architecture, nature and people attain an equal prominence. Like Alexander points out, this can't simply be built, but it can be designed and nurtured over time.

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