"It is important here to recognize the question of temporality. Symbolic significance may shift, often dramatically, over a period of time. What was once shockingly alien may eventually appear reassuringly familiar. The way in which we engage with architecture must therefore be seen not as a static condition, but as a dynamic process." Katodrytis
Architecture is about defining space, orchestrating movement, and embracing an awareness of the human condition.
Designing architecture requires a process-based mentality where one evolves an idea through learning, making, collaboration, and intuition.Architects must foster the ability to gather, abstract and control information to establish innovative and novel buildings- also, theories, diagrams, collaborations, contracts, logics, scripts, artworks, spaces, machines, technologies, installations…
1)Curiosity is critical to making architecture. It is the trait that seeks and gathers information for learning, as well as, promotes tenacity – the desire to keep making decisions and refining them without fear of the wrong answer.
2)Creativity is critical to making architecture. It requires one to be curious, ask questions and challenge pre-conceived notions. It is the ability to produce solutions to problems that arise in the design process & design making. It is not limited to making pretty pictures; it requires one to see larger themes and connections.
3)Convictions are critical to making architecture. They require designers to know themselves. Strong convictions induce passion into the design process and ultimately into the architecture.