Monday, March 29, 2010
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
Here's a few of my favorites:
#7: Suburban buildings are freestanding objects in space. Urban buildings are often shapers of space.
#18: Any design decision should be justified at least two ways.
#48: If you can't explain your ideas to your grandmother in terms that she understands, you don't know your subject well enough. (Amen!)
#77: No design system is or should be perfect.
#81: Properly gaining control of the design process tends to feel like one is losing control of the design process.
#97: Limitations encourage creativity.
Anyway, it's a fun little book, a pleasure to read, and elegantly bound, with a front cover made of raw cardboard, which is surprisingly pleasant to touch.