My Architectural Creed
The 18th Century French architect, Marc Antoine Laugier, illustrated his treatise on the foundations of architecture with this image.
The 18th Century French architect, Marc Antoine Laugier, illustrated his treatise on the foundations of architecture with this image.

The following is my architectural creed. It is a statement of my foundational beliefs regarding architecture. You may agree, you may not. But this statement underpins all my work.

 

AN ARCHITECTURAL CREED

david locicero | architect

I believe in ARCHITECTURE:

In the power of architecture to ehance and improve our lives;

In Modernism, rooted in our time + cognizant of the past.

And in the need to make PLACES not spaces;

Buildings, especially our homes, are made for habitation.

All buildings have both purpose and meaning for owners, users and passers by.

Architects must make honest buildings, using elemental materials:

masonry, wood, metal, concrete, and glass;

We must exploit natural light in all its variety.

Architects must make simple forms and volumes with clean lines that are enhanced and elaborated using

abstraction

representation

repetition

rhythmn

structure

path

prominade

walls

columns

doors

windows

floors

ceilings

roofs

views in and out

texture and color

and, yes, decoration.

There is good and bad design, but no design is worse than indifferent design.

Bad design that strives is at least trying.

Design that doesn’t care is the worst of all.

Approach every project with passion and care.

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