Does architecture need to be original?

  • Lawrence argued that the “non-verisimilitude” of rooms paradoxically preserved the intention of the original architecture at the level of aura.
  • How can authorship work to expose hidden value judgments or latent potential in a so-called “original”?
  • The commercial and social value of “new” and “novel” and even “original” are, arguably, products of modernity.
  • What constitutes authorship when architecture almost always involves the evolution of existing typologies?
  • What does it mean to preserve or destabilise “original” authorial intent?