Nothing new in this post. I just can't help myself; I am becoming more and more committed to driving home this particular message. I sincerely believe that the principle holds, regardless of what else might come into play, if we truly strive for a sustainable built environment.
For sake of simplicity, let's get the definitions right.
Sometimes you come across a project that re-establishes your
faith in the purpose of architecture, while it also accommodates the architects' in-group preoccupation
with interesting forms which dominates the mainstream literature. This little
project is one of those classic NGO interventions – in a place where almost
anything is valued, but where something good adds immeasurably more value.