Novus Venustas – The New Beauty
External contexts of our generation have caused beauty to have a negative stigma across all mediums. This stigma has been developed throughout history as our application and need for beauty have drastically evolved with the contexts of each time period and changed from what it once was. This taboo, which has been recognised and compiled throughout my thesis investigation, has paved the path for the development of the power of beauty within architectural design.
My exploration looks into the true meaning behind beauty in architecture, a study into the purpose, power, and value of beauty in and amongst 21st-century architecture. It breaks down what it means to experience beautiful architecture and questions whether beauty is a term no longer quantifiable in architecture given the drastic change in priorities that social ethics brings.