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Stand, Don't Deliver:
Aspects of Architecture

The Straddler in conversation with a
Turkish-born, New York-based architect.

An idea has always been inherent in architecture that through the built environment you can also shape people.  You can create the population that is going to live and work in the environment you create.  But the idea has never really been put in quite this way, of course.  It has always been communicated as, “this is the perfect way of living; we are going to provide it.”  And through these means—through the building, or group of buildings, or the built environment—certain sorts of lives are generated.