we fail to fail

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

I hate being wrong. Why is it that one of the most powerful teaching devices (if not the most) is shunned or not permitted in architecture? Continue reading “we fail to fail”

we fail to fail

architects’ architect?

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***warning*** If you ask me to respond again to this question tomorrow, my answer will be different.

I read an interesting article recently, that was shared by a good friend of mine, where the author posits that there are architects, that are largely appreciated only by architects, whose architecture is primarily “about architecture.” Continue reading “architects’ architect?”

architects’ architect?

what are the rules?

Classical_orders_from_the_EncyclopedieDisclaimer: Architectural Historians beware, I make sweeping generalizations and reference a limited portion of world architecture here to make a larger point.

For centuries, if not millennia, architects, master builders, kings and rulers have created large public works and other works of architecture that we would categorize under a particular style. Continue reading “what are the rules?”

what are the rules?