Architectural praxis is a highly pragmatic activity; it has to be. It is also very direct, based on a whole series of particular reasons, laws and interests. This has always been the case, and the presence of reality—for better or for worse—is an essential part of our job.
But this is not enough.
The fire that fuels the constructor also feeds on the search for beauty, to find new spaces and more appropriate forms to express our times and guide the future.
And that does interest us.
Though that is perhaps obvious, because humankind has always built in response not just to its primary needs but also to a personal desire for constant improvement.