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In only two Days, Tomorrow will be Yesterday

Wolf D. Prix

In only two days, tomorrow will be yesterday. What does that mean? Very simply, it means that we architects have to think ahead at least three days, otherwise the past will catch up with us.
Recently I read the following quote by an architect in an Austrian newspaper: “We don’t want to build excited architecture.” I don’t know what that is supposed to mean - excited architecture. Those who get excited are usually only the observers. “We don’t want excited architecture but buildings that are timeless, classical and pragmatic.” If you think backwards in a timeless way, you will always be behind. Well, I think that we, the architects, have to think at least three years ahead. Usually - at least for us - projects of a certain size take between five and seven years. If the result happened yesterday, then this was wasted time.
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