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Bureau de Mesarchitecture’s “Double Happiness”, an installation for the 2009 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennial,


Happiness is a very abstract concept, and every time changes. What makes happy a person doesn’t make happy another one. I have seen thousand of architecture projects that tend to solve big deals in the world, defining strategies, which are expected to produce a certain benefic effect in people. But at the end, most of them, when they are built, doesn’t work in the way they were supposed to.

Happiness is a mixture of different things: being with people around who make us feel better, fulfill your expectations in life, have a nice job or an active life, a beloved family, friends, health… but at the end, architecture is like an anecdote in the middle of this. Following a research, made by the Prof. Ruut Veenhoven, Director of the Database and Emeritus professor of social conditions for human happiness at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, you tend to be happier if you fulfill some of the basic topics mentioned in that list. Read More »

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