Arquitectonics (Mind, Land and Society) : A New Architecture for a Better Environment


  • José Muntañola Thornberg


In the last twenty years, the scientific knowledge about the cognitive, social and ecological understanding of human space has increased dramatically. Architecture has also changed in many ways, because of the new technological, aesthetic, global and political conditions of the world. Now it is time for new interactions between architecture and all these scientific transformations. The professions in the world have international reviews on research, while architects, with a few exceptions, do not. Paradoxically enough, architects change the world, day by day, without the serious «calm research» (La «Recherche Patiente») that Le Corbusier claimed fifty years ago... when he insisted upon the necessary equilibrium and interaction between theory and practice in the professional work of architects.