Un-volumetric Architecture

In browsing the Design Lounge, I came across a great term that I thought good enough to write down, and throw into a conversation.

The word being “un-volumetric architecture”

The book was called “Contemporary Public Space: Un-volumetric Architecture”. The blurb saying the book was “the search for creative alternatives to the overly volumetric ‘shape making’ obsessions of international architecture today”.

I enjoyed that somewhat cutting comment.  I agree that architects who focus too much on building form/shape and how it looks from the outside, isn’t necessarily smart or clever design – especially if it is at the cost of the quality of the spaces (and function).

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