Landscaping the Future
sick building syndrome
"a condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation."
Has Architecture overstepped the mark? We observe our natural ailments and point abjectly to a source that will only defend its criticism. The condition in question is culture; how do we support the planet in respects to its Heritage; to make buildings and structures last beyond our lifetime and through the generations; to exasperate the office worker into conditioning a will to live in the beyond that a government supports; to know the fresh air is utilised architecturally for a population that can not find work. Finding work is like finding something that seems out of reach; outside of a recognised culture; something dream worthy.
Offering a horizon beyond technological intent by harbouring the bravado of gigantic structures has a Victorian echo; established structures that perpetuated the regal authority of its monarchy to the rapture of the people; to take charge of the planet with a righteousness that they were duly born into and bring the specialists that their Establishment had succoured for generation with equal criticism. The time has come to make Britain Great.
The recollection of the impossible now seems a consequence of hereditary genetics that requires a solution, not to share but to give and respond to the cosmic grandeur and magic that past generations once supported. From sickness to health is the direction our marriage takes us as the land consecrates the new architecture of tomorrow fit to marvel at the ingenuity of simplicity structured by time. To dispel the myth of global destruction and center the world to structure peace in our time; for time to stop and make sense of the its community and redirect the economy towards social justice in the cognitive health of the nation.
A city may value the wealth of its investment and development and the architects it brings to note, but we must be assured that there is a viability in refraining from exclusivity such that the profession can be seen as transparent, for after all an architects job is to keep us here, not scare us away into another dimension. We are all family!
The Thornborough Henges - a speculation upon the unusual ancient monument complex of three aligned henges that give the site its name - Northeast of West Tanfield, North Yorkshire