Architects & Cities

Cities are living organisms which renew and repair all the time. Arrangements of people. Acts of built imagination.

Gathering together enables teamwork, specialised talent, commerce, industry and culture. Architects are intelligent parts of a city: renewing, providing habitable space. Carrying nothing heavier than a pencil, many tonnes of material are deployed to deliver shelter, investment, inhabitation. Architecture is the theatre of daily life. Paradoxically, although we work hard at the built elements, the space enclosed is the valuable commodity. The work is described in drawings and photographs, yet space is invisible, directly heard and indirectly seen. Promoting community, habitation, usefulness, all our interventions restrict movement. Every wall is a political act, dividing one space from another. Every window is a tributary of the common body of air, from which to listen.

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