By Thomas Saunders
Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2002
E-Book & Kindle: ISBN 9781-781-329-573
Architecture, the status of its institutions, the relevance of the teaching curricula and the fragmentation of the role of architects in practice reflect the prevailing ethos of our society and culture.
Whatever the changing, existential cycles of order and chaos, there are the perennial, fundamental core principles of design that constantly connects the ancient polymath architects with our twenty first century architects to create spiritually uplifting, healthy, sustainable environments that enhance our well-being, and welfare.
These abiding principles are based on the world’s natural phenomena and the full spectrum of human nature expressed in the folk wisdom archetypes and myths to understand the essence of leadership, management, organisation and patterns of behaviour.
Our challenging and uncertain times present exciting opportunities for architects to fulfill a dynamic role that accords with the RIBA’s epigraph:
USUI CIVIUM DECORI URBIUM
– Service for the citizens and the glory of the city
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