See the Future
Along our favourite interdisciplinary train of thought on architecture, the 1987 classic song by The Alan Parsons Project 'La Sagrada Familia' opens with the following lines: 'Who knows where the road may lead us, Only a fool would say'. Likewise, this collection is no arrogant attempt at prophecy - it humbly places in juxtaposition a wide and non-homogenous variety of buildings that - just like La Sagrada Familia - transcend our notion of everyday life as we know it. So where will the future take us ? Would it, most predictably, be a further, yet formally enhanced by advancing construction technology, development of rational social analysis and behavioural studies imprinted into sites of aptly monitored specific character. Will it bring people together or scatter them around the globe like never before? Could the future be happening now already in Zaha Hadid's highly graphic shapes introducing structure into our habitual activities through organizational systems and growth patterns borrowed from the natural world?