Traditional architecture has evolved through millennia of trial and error to harmonize with our unconscious impulses, make us feel comfortable and encourage positive social behavior. Modernism too often throws those lessons out the window—and one architect thinks the trauma of World War I had something to do with why.
Ever notice that a lot of houses look like faces? There’s a reason for that, and it’s more important to your brain than you might realize.
Good urbanism can save bad architecture any day—if your goal is to create a place worth being and maintaining and belonging to.