Posted by Charlie Bravo on November 06, 2002 at 10:35:18:
In Reply to: understanding architecture posted by yme on November 01, 2002 at 06:00:04:
This is the question I had to answer for myself last year as a third year student and a question that I should have answered before my first. I've come to the conclusion that WORK is the device required in order to solve a problem and come to any sort of conclusive product. Of course it is plainly stated in the New Testament (not to go all Biblical on you) that FAITH without WORKS is dead. I'm sure you have all felt the truth in that statement. If you don't first have faith and confidence in your own abilities to design your work will show it. In fact, your lack of work will show it.
The other element that is really difficult to get a handle on is the need for struggle. We all know what happens to the chick who doesn't struggle to break open its own egg. Learning architecture is really not very different. If your studio professor is designing your projects for you, you don't grow. If you struggle through it yourself, you are the one who finally succeeds and the joy is much greater when you know it was a personal victory.
Remember, Scotty didn't beam Lewis and Clark into the Oregon Territory from the Enterprise. They had to do the WORK in order to make their DISCOVERies. If you do nothing, nothing will get done.