The Architecture of Happiness | Balance

The Architecture of Happiness | Balance

Apologies for the radio silence this last week. After a week away on vacation, I'm back! Last night, I read some more of Alain de Botton's Architecture of Happiness (edging towards finishing it). As always, he has some thought-provoking words on the power of beauty and the power of architecture.

De Botton writes about balance, saying "Beauty is a likely outcome whenever architects skillfully mediate between any number of opposites, including old and new, the natural and the man-made, the luxurious and the modest, and the masculine and the feminine." He asserts that we each have opposing personality traits within us - assertive, yet docile, tender while strong, thoughtful and spontaneous. Seeing two seemingly opposite elements brought together in architecture reminds us that opposing qualities can actually strengthen and highlight one another. 

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