Posted by emma on March 23, 2004 at 02:27:45:
In Reply to: When an architect designs for himself... posted by lovleen on March 19, 2004 at 11:27:40:
The concept of an architect designing his own house is ultimately troubling due to the lack of constraints. Constraints, boundaries, briefs all offer a framework, like a set of guidelines and help a designer refine their concept. I have often observed that the more challenging the site, client, budget, brief, the more ingenious the outcome. Conversely, sifting through the realm of an uninhibited imagination can be overwhelming.
An architect in my firm could easily have designed his own home but instead chose another architect in the office. In this way he is able to inject all his design intent whilst still retaining an appropriate level of ignorance to discover the nuances of the design afresh in the constructed building.
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