PRINT September 1970

Goodbye, Architecture

NEW TECHNOLOGIES HAVE, IN THE 20th century, led to an unprecedentedly rapid structural transformation of the urban environment. New emerging artifacts and the changing relationships within the historical urban environment have often been misunderstood and unjustifiably taken for urban chaos.

Changes in technology have made new forms evolve at such a pace that values have not been able to keep up with the change. Much of the dissatisfaction voiced at the urban environment. has its origin in values which may have been compatible with prior conceptions of order but which are neither consistent with those of today nor with contemporary social processes. Instead of re-examining their value systems architects have often struggled to back-pedal and design environments to conform with their unchanged world views. This attitude is manifest in the frequent attempts to hide new emerging forms behind

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