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Neo-Pagan Modern Thoughts On Society

We have not come very far in advancing our architecture in the last 40 years. Buildings in America are still being built without the concept that people actually live and work inside them. Building are simply being built in the simplest, cheapest way possible. Unfortunately this is already demonstrating to have massive negative impacts on our work force’s productivity and happiness.

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Image of the sun above some clouds.We have not come very far in advancing our architecture in the last 40 years. Buildings in America are still being built without the concept that people actually live and work inside them. Building are simply being built in the simplest, cheapest way possible. Unfortunately this is already demonstrating to have massive negative impacts on our work force‘s productivity and happiness.

Frank Lloyd Wright was the last great architect of our time. He believed that the building should not disrupt the landscape around it, but instead should be part of the natural landscape. He believed that the building WAS part of the landscape. The site should be chosen carefully, with views in mind from all quarters. The materials should be natural to the landscape where the building was erected. And that the building should actually take into consideration, WHAT was actually going to be happening inside of it. Enter a Frank Lloyd Wright building and the first thing you will notice is that light seems to emanate from all corners of every room. Wright understood the health benefits of sunlight to a great degree. He also understood, that wherever you sat or stood in a room you should be able to SEE OUTSIDE. This enables people to constantly understand that they are part of the world outside and stimulates both creativity and health.

Ancient man and woman lived in caves. We buried ourselves in fear. Fear of being eaten by ferocious animals. Fear of the great sky above us. Our life span was short to say the least. Once we emerged from the cave, and began to wander in nature as nomads, hunter gatherers, we began to create. Coincidence? No.

Unfortunately, modern architects are a disaster. They are re-building caves for us to live and work our lives away. Psychologists are shocked with the huge numbers of depression, suicide, matricide/patricide, and general lack of good mental health. But, you don’t have to look far to see one of the contributing factors.

Take this test: Go into your city’s financial center and examine the buildings. You will see us growing up as land become more and more costly. You will see the obscene use of steel and cement. You will see the common lack of good design composition in most buildings. And the few buildings that are pretty to look at seem to have no concept of what actually is occurring within its structure. You may see windows letting in light, but they are only letting in light to the outside edges of a square. The light does not penetrate to the inside of the working structure, sadly the most used part of the average American building.

Let’s begin to advance architecture. Not just to make an aloof architect wealthy, but to actually benefits mankind. Let’s force modern architects to actually build structures that we can work or live in and that actually contribute to our mental, spiritual and physical health in the long run.

The day of building homes and office buildings in tall square box shapes is obsolete. That science has already been proven to be flawed deeply. We know that the human animal derives lots of its energy and vitamins from the sun. We know that the human animal that is deprived of sunlight regresses into a step of solitude, depression, anxiety and overall bad temper. We know that the lack of sunlight in a given day contributes to cancers within our bodies. Let’s start building our manmade landscapes with actual purposeful thought in mind.

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