Hans Hollein: Everything is Architecture

Hans Hollein (1934–2014), City, Communication Interchange, 1962. Pencil, pen and black ink on wove paper, 329 × 418 mm. DMC 2490.18.

Limited and traditional definitions of architecture and its means have lost their validity. Today the environment as a whole is the goal of our activities – and all the media of its determination: TV or artificial climate, transportation or clothing, telecommunication or shelter. The extension of the human sphere and the means of its determination go far beyond a built statement. Today everything becomes architecture. ‘Architecture’ is just one means, just one possibility.

– Hans Hollein, ‘Everything is Architecture’