Hans Hollein: Everything is Architecture

Hans Hollein

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

The following has been excerpted from ‘Everything is Architecture’, Bau Magazine, 1968.

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