“Form follows finance” Carol Willis
“No money no detail” Rem Koolhaas
“I’m a passionate architect, I do not work for money” Peter Zumthor
Building Cost, finance or money something an architect rather doesn’t talk about.
Money is something “vulgar” to many artists , because it’s linked to commercialism.
I believe not knowing (are being able to) about finance (as an architect!) results either in paper architecture or architecture for the super wealthy (which is in a sense “vulgar” too)…
In the end an artist “has to” think about how his message/idea is being concretised.
I also believe it’s very important not to focus too much (and often not at all) on finance, since finance can really suppress the creative process.
We believe working with a low budget is for this reason one of the most creative exercises, something our studio has (often necessarily) become quite good at.
Please find below a link with all the facts and figures from most of our completed projects.
Building Costs Julius Taminiau Architects (opens in new tab)