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Message - Re: Too Many Architects in the World????

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Posted by  darin on October 01, 2002 at 14:11:26:

In Reply to:  Too Many Architects in the World???? posted by Bobae Kim on September 01, 2002 at 03:53:53:

YOU ONLY NEED TO LOOK AROUND TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION. THE HOUSES ARE STARTING TO LOOK THE SAME. THE GARAGES ARE HIDING OUR HOMES. STRIP MALLS CLUTTER OUR VIEWS. BUILDINGS ARE SET ON TOP OF THE ENVIRONMENT, NOT INCORPORATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. HOUSES ARE BUILT FOR EVERYBODY INCLUDING YOU, NOT BUILT FOR YOU WITH SPECIFIC SPACES FOR YOUR NEEDS. OUR GROUND WATER IS GETTING RUSHED OUT TO SEA THROUGH THE SEWERS THAT CATCH THE RUN OFF FROM ALL THE CONCRETE AND PAVEMENT, LEAVING US WITH SCREWED UP FRESHWATER CYCLE, WHILE WE USE MORE AND MORE FRESHWATER EVERY YEAR. ONLY THE WEALTHY CAN AFFORD THE DESIGN OF GOOD ARCHITECTURE.
MANY BELIEVE ARCHITECTURE IS ABOUT BUILDING DESIGN, BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE. STUDYING ARCHITECTURE IS ABOUT REALIZING IF YOU HAVE THE THINKING ABILITY IT TAKES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SOLVE PROBLEMS. STUDYING ARCHITECTURE TEACHES A WAY TO SEE THINGS, A WAY TO GATHER INFORMATION, A WAY TO PROCESS INFORMATION, A WAY TO CONSIDER THE ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS FOR THE PROJECT, ITS SURROUNDINGS AND ITS USERS.
IF YOU JUST WANT TO DESIGN BUILDINGS FOR MONEY, YOU MAY GET BY, BUT IT'S NOT ARCHITECTURE. ARCHITECTS DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE WORLD, OR THE PEOPLE, UNLESS THEY GET SELFISH AND GREEDY, WHICH I HAVE SEEN. ARCHITECTS DON'T GET ALOT OF RECOGNITION. BUT WHAT THEY DO IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE WORLD. THAT'S WHY COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING CAN BE A GOOD MINOR.
ARCHITECTS THROW THEMSELVES INTO A PROJECT, AND DON'T GIVE UP. IN FACT, THEY CHOOSE TO WORK ON THE PROJECT OVER SOME OTHER THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD CLASSIFY AS FUN. WHY, YOU ASK? BECAUSE IT IS FUN, INTERESTING,DIFFICULT, HARD, WORTH LOSING SLEEP OVER, WORTH THE AMOUNT OF LIVES THE BUILDINGS SAVED IN NEW YORK BECAUSE THE ARCHITECTS WORKED WITH THE ENGINEERS AND DESIGNED A BUILDING THAT COULD WITHSTAND THE AIRPLANE HITTING IT AND AN ACCESSIBLE EXITING SYSTEM FOR THE PEOPLE INSIDE.(THE HEAT OF THE FIRE IS ACTUALLY WHAT CAUSED THE BUILDING TO FAIL)
DON'T MAKE ME GO ON, BECAUSE I WOULD.


 
 
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