About Roy Khatchadourian

United Kingdom

Buildings should work more efficiently. Firstly, specialist functions that work only at specific times of the day should be married with other (opposite) functions. Secondly, usage cycles should be considered on an annual basis, making buildings work every hour of every day. Architecture has become too much about 'cool forms', and needs to step back - looking at the function and meaning behind the way buildings work and the way in which the facades are articulated. A historical and theoretical analysis is a beginning, followed by innovative thought, in a quest of applying lessons learnt from previous designers onto the future of our cities. Can we benefit from rewinding to a time where the 'image' was not the sole driver of architecture?