Edmund Bacon on the purpose of architecture

“The very year when Milton Keynes was designated [as a new town; 1967], Edmund N. Bacon, who saved Philadelphia from roughneck redevelopment, wrote… ‘One of the prime purposes of architecture is to heighten the drama of living’”.– Stephen Bayley writing about Milton Keynes in the Spectator, 21 January 2017

I like to think that architects are still out there, thinking about what they do in that way.

Barbican 115 3.JPG(Barbican, London)

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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