"meeting strangers is one way of getting to know ourselves..."
"architecture is not a matter of technology or aesthetics, but the frame for a way of life."
Rudofsky, an architect, critic and fashion designer was fascinated by the idea of "architecture without architects." In his thesis, he established a philosophy that regarded architecture as a spatial embodiment of life-a principle that would guide his examinations of architecture throughout his career. His travels also provided the inspiration for his search for a new lifestyle in which all Western cultural inhibitions and restrictions-with regard to the way we live, dress, bathe and eat - would be alleviated by the heightening of sensual pleasures through design.