@1 year ago with 95 notes
#32 Don’t be realistic.
Our minds have their way with us if we let them. You have to allow yourself to forget what you “know” about architecture to begin learning how to think like an architect or designer. Architecture school teaches you how to think more than anything else. When you first get a project you may begin picturing the finished product in your head. This might be an organic mixture of everything you believe to be “architecture” all put together. Then you begin to make decisions based on these pre-concieved notion. This can sometimes lead to getting
yelled at for having a “flat base” or your model looking too much like a “HOME” in a simple spacial exercise.
Don’t worry, its not your fault.
But in order to truly grasp the concept of space-making and form, you must allow these pre-conceived notions to diminish to make room for creative application. Don’t be realistic, you will have plenty of time for that later in your career. For now, especially in the entry level position, try new things and get out of your confort zone! Who knows, maybe you’ll like it.