The Danger of Concepts

11 April, 2018

"Clay is life, plaster death, and marble the resurrection."

Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish Sculptor

Architecture is situated in a given context, defined by the constraints of the opportunity and determined by a response to the availability of the two key resources of materials and time.  And having more or less of either or both is neither good nor bad it is merely context and constraint.  Useful concepts and innovations are thus most likely to be found in the careful study of the above and through iteration: Design is how you positively utilise all to define the creative opportunity.

By Simon Allford, AHMM