To build something is to make a building. But architecture is everything that is about buildings. It’s the way we think about buildings, the way we talk about buildings, the way buildings are drawn and composed and designed. And that means that buildings are the most complete way in which architecture appears. But it also means that it’s very difficult to find architecture in buildings. Buildings are the tombs of architecture, the architecture is hiding in the walls, the floors, and the ceilings. We need architecture, because architecture can make us at home in the modern world, a world that is changing more and more quickly, and which more places look the same all the time.
— Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and curator of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale; watch the video at Monocle
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