Caring costs of buildings is overlooked in architecture - Deepstash

Caring costs of buildings is overlooked in architecture

Caring for buildings, the labour, cost and choices and strategising this involves is a lamentably under-discussed aspect of architecture.

Over a lifetime, things change and stuff happens. And some varieties of architecture endure better than others.

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The hidden costs of Centre pompidou

Since it opened in 1977, the Pompidou has cost more to maintain than build, and is about to be off limits to the public for another four years.

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There is a tendency to undervalue old ideas and fundamental wisdom, based on an assumption that old ideas will provide an average result.

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