11. November 2002
The social importance of architecture is a frequent issue of debate across disciplinary boundaries. Landscape planners, architects, sociologists, designers and civil engineers all call for more readiness to experiment in civil engineering in order to revitalize the building trade and to create cityscapes which are attractive spaces for cultural, occupational and domestic life. Building materials are the clay with which new ideas and approaches are shaped. Stainless steel wire mesh draws its conspicuous architectonic quality from two poles –change and permanence: as an aesthetically versatile structure, it reflects the neverending changes in nature and in city life with the permanence of steel cloaking.