Architecture should be an expression of values: Woodlawn Lake Community Leisure Center, San Antonio, Texas


A view of architecture which has stood since the time of the modernists is that for a project to be successful, form needs to follow function. Though this may be true, this does not guarantee the high level of quality known as "architecture", rather than just "building". In order to achieve this quality, ~ project needs to not only meet the physical needs of its users, but also become sympathetic and representative of the values of those users. This way, we can refrain from continuing what can be seen today: "churches now look like fast-food restaurants, schools resemble warehouses, and city halls mimic office buildings"(Moentmann 8).



Community centers -- Design, San Antonio (Tex.)