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When Architecture Inspires: Emulating a Design Concept

When Architecture Inspires: Emulating a Design Concept

Tadao Ando once seriously quoted: “I would like my architecture to inspire, people to use their own resources, to move into the future.” I, on the other hand, casually conclude: “regardless of whether it be architectural mimicry or not … whenever we design, always make sure it will be a ‘knock out of the park’ — for it may be the only architecture other people see and read.

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Time to Think Out of the Box?

Time to Think Out of the Box?

Many archi-grads have pursued alternative career paths. In fact many people end up working in fields completely unrelated to their degrees. Products of architecture school have gone into business, entrepreneurship, real estate, construction, furniture making, graphic or digital designer, animation, and even the culinary arts and clothing line. Surely there are a lot of other ways to carve out a career and make a living.

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Temperance at Work: Our Virtues (Series 02)

Temperance at Work: Our Virtues (Series 02)

To adapt and improv on Balenciaga’s words:- ‘an architect must be a couturier for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for colour, a musician for harmony, a philosopher for temperance. Self-denial, self-control, self-discipline — characteristics of a professional that practices temperance.

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