Alain de Botton, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, “suggests that it is actually architecture’s task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be – or better yet – become”
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Alain de Botton, the British author who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, has been cited in “Why there really is no place like home” (Sarah Hampson, The Globe and Mail, 24.04.13): “What works of design and architecture talk to us about is the kind of life that would most appropriately unfold within and around them. They tell us of certain moods that they seek to encourage and sustain in their inhabitants,” writes Alain de Botton in The Architecture of Happiness. He suggests that it is actually architecture’s task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be – or better yet – become. But “geographic cures,” as therapists like to call the urge to move to a new place, don’t often work. Houses make promises of happiness they can’t always keep. And so we move on.