The Building as Pedagogic Tool

architect Jordi Badia / BAAS
project Ferrer y Gúardia School in Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
written by Fredy Massad & Alicia Guerrero Yeste


The purpose of architecture is to create good scenarios for life. Josep Lluís Sert encapsulated the fundamental principle of architecture in these sound words of wisdom. This thought acquires a particular transcendence in current times when the pretensions of architects towards their works are tending to generate the ascendancy of a creative attitude that understates or obliterates any consideration and reflection about architecture as the scenario for human well-being, on an individual and collective basis, and chooses instead to focus its practice in issues of showiness and a falsely innovative speculation.