jueves, 21 de marzo de 2013


THIS time
I am going in a different path.  Lets see what architecture is: ar·chi·tec·ture
noun \ˈär-kə-ˌtek-chər
Definition of ARCHITECTURE
: the art or science of building; specifically : the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones
a : formation or construction resulting from or as if from a conscious act <the architecture of the garden>
b : a unifying or coherent form or structure <the novel lacks architecture.
What is pertinent to our case, "as if from a conscious act...the architecture of the garden.  These photos are evidence that any architecture school in Puerto Rico and/or their students with a degree in landscape architecture, not only lack a familiarity, notions about plants, bushes, trees in nature/urban/asphalt concrete/ natural environment, but the few they find handy are planted haphazardly violating composition, perspective, aesthetics or any intention to create an amicable, conscious, connection with the surroundings.
The school of architecture in the University of Puerto Rico sucks! No wonder every space, installation influenced by these graduates show the same tendency to dullness, turf aberrations without shade with the wrong trees Ylan Ylan one token, tens of ugly palms in a row, just like cars in a dealer, without any consideration as to size, fronds, shapes.
The sterility of the whole is a reminder of Brasilia, the monster city by Roberto Burle Marx, the only landscape architect these feeblemeninds seem to know.  http://youtu.be/Qh5d5ccG6o8

I think one, anyone should show some respect to nature, our flora and fauna, in addition to fellow humans. Looking at this photos any one with a sense of aesthetics will conclude there is nothing uglier in our surroundings.  It is a pity, there is tendency to accept as nice, good any concrete/cinder block turd or cow pie they design in cardboard/sketch...with the few fortunate ones who get a chance to participate in the construction of their monstrosities dominating the San Juan metro area and the whole of Puerto Rico.

Check them pictures, you be the judge.

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