sexta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2007

The satisfactions of restraint

Architecture should have the confidence and kindness to be a little boring.

The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton

Umas linhas atrás desta Botton compara os constrangimentos históricos da arquitectura com o casamento: «Over generations, these codes prevented architects from using their imagination [...] and, like the insitution of marriage, restricted choice in the name of delivering the satisfactions of restraint.» Charlotte, sua mulher, deve ter ficado radiante.