Models and Alternatives

Models and Alternatives

Models and Alternatives

Justo Isasi 
30/06/1998


Every now and then competitions, seminars and books try to blow fresh air into the discourse of the house and its project. Neither does today’s specialized press forget what was a pet theme of modem architecture: the house as experiment and its project as mechanism of evolution. The retackling of this by now old discourse brings up proposals that are worthy of our attention, especially in view of the fact that the times are not receptive to these questions. It is also true that when the brief of a competition addressing domestic architecture alludes to the experimental character of the projects to be submitted, we are in for the worst. Experiment tends to be an alibi for the empty exhibitionism that characterizes our times, more inclined as they are to consumerism than to criticism…
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