FARO has devel­oped the archi­tec­ture taste test. The test was devel­oped to deter­mine whether it is really true that lay­men and archi­tects have com­pletely dif­fer­ent style pref­er­ences. Or put sim­ply, do lay­men pre­fer Retro while archi­tects pre­fer con­tem­po­rary archi­tec­ture? Per­haps there are also inter­est­ing taste sim­i­lar­i­ties that are relevant?

The test is not designed as sci­en­tific research. It is mainly intended to feed the debate on the ‘lay­men ver­sus archi­tect’ theme. We also wanted to research whether our assump­tion that archi­tects and lay­men can also agree about issues would be con­firmed. In FARO’s opin­ion an archi­tect that wants to be at the cen­ter of soci­ety should take the lay­man seri­ously. Par­tic­u­larly at a time in which sus­tain­abil­ity will undoubt­edly remain high on the agenda, archi­tects must design build­ings that have soci­etal sup­port. If some­thing is con­sid­ered beau­ti­ful it will be retained for longer. No mat­ter how sub­jec­tive it is, the cre­ation of beauty is a sus­tain­able activity.

National taste test: www​.archi​tec​tu​urs​maak​test​.nl

Haar­lem taste test: www​.smaak​testhaar​lem​.nl

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