Architectural procedures must be reinvented, not so that people can acquire more and more expertise, but so that they will take the initiative to install themselves within a manifold, unassimilable world. Architects must create an architectural surround that prompts people to move in such a way that they will, willy-nilly, construct themselves.
– Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa1-4
- The quote reflects Madeline Gins and Shusaku Arakawa’s broader philosophy of how architecture should engage with and challenge human perception, movement, and life itself.
- They believed in the power of architecture to influence and change the way humans experience the world, aiming for a transformation that goes beyond aesthetics and function actually to affect human vitality and longevity.
- Architectural Body (Modern and Contemporary Poetics) by Shusaku Arakawa & Madeline Gins
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