A few weeks ago, I talked about Future Plans in architecture. We see one long-term plan after the other, all making promises with an expected completion date in a few decades.
In this month’s Metropolis Magazine, Paul Goldberger discusses a similar topic – predictions on the Future of Architecture. He talks at length about the different books and texts written on the subject, from Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Future of Architecture, to W. Parker Chase’s New York: The Wonder City.
I wish he would have talked more about the problems of this approach than give examples of this happening, but his conclusion is right on: “Understanding the present is always the greatest challenge. When we can meet that, the future will take care of itself.”
To read the full article, visit the Metropolis website: http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20110414/rose-colored-glasses