Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek has joined the debate about whether non-architects should design buildings, saying most architects are “not interested” in construction.
Eek, who is currently working on a number of architectural projects in the Netherlands, said many architects do little more than produce drawings and leave others to work out how to build them.
“I think most architects are in fact not architects, because most buildings are drawings which are filled in by engineers trying to achieve the drawing of the architect,” he told Dezeen. “So they are not interested in terms of building.”
“I don’t mind if I insult architects,” he added.Read feature