Friday, June 3, 2011

The Alphabet Building

A very interesting architectural innovative building has been designed by Dutch architects MVRDV. It is a perfect square (30X30). On one side it has the alphabet, minus the letters I and Q (IQ?) and on the other the number 52. 

This building shows, for me, how important it is to be able to read. Literacy is a requirement for the modern world. However the Evening Standard had an article emphasising how 11 year old kids in state schools in Britain read like a 7 year old. Children cannot recognise the letters of the alphabet. Maybe the pupils should be inspired by projects like the one built by the Dutch architects in order to enter the modern literate world, which is becoming more and more competitive. 

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