SUMMARY The paper seeks to clarify the ambiguous relationship between architecture and simplicity, ordinariness and banality – more specifically the aspect of how architecture has been inspired by ordinariness. The reasoning behind this argument is that there are many European architects, in whose work it is possible to find very clear and successful tendencies towards […]

SUMMARY The article provides a sociological insight into the city and its everyday life. As architects and town planners we create a space, the city itself. Lewis Mumford has already stressed that the city and its transformation in time cannot be defined by a simple formula. It is necessary to perceive this complex “organism” and […]