design_play - PETER ZUMTHOR / by Annabelle Guldner

“It’s all talk these days,” he complained in his 2011 interview with New York Times Magazine. “Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier came from a tradition in which architects still knew how things were made, how to make things well. We should force universities to train carpenters and woodworkers and leather workers. Architects all want to be philosophers or artists now. I’m lucky to have had my education, because in the States, especially, you’ve lost contact with the real business of building.” 


What a relevant remark, Zumthor points out here. Somehow we have lost the hand-on connection to the craft of actually making things. I feel blessed I have learned the trades by working with furniture makers, carpenters, builders and other trades. It earns respect within the construction industry and makes you a well-rounded designer, where the technical and real-world application is as important as the philosophical design process of getting there.... 

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