“High-quality architecture is sustainable by nature. If thoughtfully designed and well maintained, it can last forever. But what defines architectural quality? Besides structural and functional aspects there are aesthetic properties, too. Façades become particularly important here. The outermost layer of buildings – materials, finishes, colours, joints, forms, proportions and depth – strongly define the quality of urban space.”
Selected material from a really intense, but educational Aalto-university architectural studio course. Very detailed 1:50 scale models.