The purpose of architecture is to provide the physical FRAMEWORK around people’s LIVES. This goes beyond providing a service or to answer a brief, it embodies a social responsibility. As such, architecture can not be reduced to a stylistic exercise. It must be concerned with how to improve people’s lives. If architecture fails to do so, it will be emptied of its most fundamental content and is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

True architecture deals with EXISTENTIAL topics. The list below identifies a number of these. Only if the architectural proposal is capable of addressing these topics will it be rich and embody the multilayered complexity needed to accommodate life.


1 space, Form, Light

2 Proportions

3 Context

4 Material, Structure

5 Flexibility

6 Nature, Garden

7 Life