Inspiration from architects

In the world of Grand Designs, architectural temples to sport, culture and governance and the rise of the ‘self help soundbite’, this book from Princeton Architectural Press provides a timely insight in the thinking and approach of world renowned architects.

There is a certain emotional attachment to great architecture, which should be applied to digital experiences. The way that a space makes you feel, the delight when something just is ‘right’ and in keeping with the patterns and the world around it. There is a lot that is already transfered across all creative disciplines, but thinking of a digital experience as a piece of architecture that is interacted with and enjoyed on a daily basis may focus more digital offerings on the customers needs and emotional side.

Some of the stand out quotes are below:

For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did, and I get the sweats, I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going — if I knew where I was going, I wouldn’t do it.

– Frank Gehry

I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.

– Tom Kundig

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster and leaves less room for lies.

– Le Corbusier

It’s not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It’s just a waste of energy.

– Jan Kaplicky

 

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Inspiration and references/link from brainpickings

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