SIGHT/ GIO PONTI
Giovanni "Gio" Ponti, a Milanese born aesthetic prophet once decreed, "Beautiful architecture has lasted beyond its initial aspect, scope, and function, and has often successfully served different purposes. The right architectonic work- and (...) in the end its right to last as well- is based on its beauty, and not on its function. Because it takes up a new function: Beauty. Beauty is the most resisting material. It opposes itself to destruction by man, who is time's most fierce ally."