Architecture and exchange, a design proposal for community facilities
Belschner, Andrew Kuehn
Kennon, Paul A., Jr.
Master of Architecture
An architectural responsibility is illumination. Through their work architects can help direct men toward realizing the infinity of their potentials as human beings. One becomes knowledgeable through analysis. The meeting of knowledge with intuition is a synthesis of experience and imagination. For an architect, the discoveries derived from such a synthesis lead to architectural realization, the giving of form to ideas, if the ideas are significant and the realization a stimulating expression of the idea, then the architecture has a degree of rightness that makes it a fitting image of mankind. Community development projects in Chile, carried out by the Chilean Community Development Program, illustrate this search for rightness based on the analysis of social, economic, and psychological needs of the modern Chilean community.