Since the time I could remember, I always wanted to be an Architect. Whether it be constructing forts from left over wood, cardboard playhouses, or drawing the built environment from my imagination. Some of my greatest inspirations came from old churches, castles, or forts. Something about the juxtaposition of the void (space) and the monolithic (walls) and the ability to shape the world around us, fascinates me. There are many Architects and styles of Architecture that have influenced me over the years since I discovered this passion coursing through my veins (too many to name here), but what is important to me is that they have all become characters in my story.
Every Architect carries with him or her (like every author or painter) the subjects, objects, and muses from past experiences and experimentation. Architecture, like other forms of art, requires process. With this process evolves a style or tectonic of Architecture – memory, shapes, forms, space, feelings – things that are not easily reconciled by lawyers or accountants. Within the process of design, the creation process, there is a battle where the art of Architecture is confronted by the science of Architecture. For example, in order to successfully produce Architecture the laws governing physics and geometry must be upheld (recent “super storms” around the globe have again confirmed this). No matter how dramatic and artistic one’s design, it will be put to the test by the forces of nature. Many Architects have studied nature or music as a way to analyze design and develop their own style and inspired personalized Architecture. I hope that in upcoming posts I am able to share with you my own inspiration design process but also those of others who have successfully accomplished projects which I find interesting an noteworthy to share with you.
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