The most important factor is the people that will be using the space that is designed. Each structure has a different purpose. Did you know that Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, originally made the game as an architectural simulator with living people to see how they would adjust to the buildings created? Following this, Maxis and EA Games discovered the idea and it took off.
Treasure it! Long nights and hard work. Every architect enjoys a good cup of coffee. It's definitely perfect for every scenario such as long nights, meetings or site missions with clients!
When working on a project it's important to focus on the present rather than the future outcome, therefore the process will be more productive. Don't expect things too early.
Push the boundaries and be spontaneous. We all learn with basic rules such as projects and exams but in the outside world, it's important to negotiate and explore.
When it comes to a personal style, stay open-minded. Remember that clients may request something different and you have to adapt. Notice the word adapt. Your style will always be in your work one way or another.
We are at a time where sustainable design can always be implemented in some way. Here are a few quick tips:
- Recycled Materials
- Eco-Friendly Lighting
- Use of local materials/sources
- On-site waste management
- Building placement
- Designing buildings with natural light and air-flow
Keep on keeping on!
Written by Tarryn Hardwicke