“A few years ago while speaking with the artist at his opening reception, he asked me what inspired my work and I pointed to my client who was also at the gallery. He looked at me and asked what I meant. I explained to him that my work was inspired by a client’s personality, lifestyle and history. I went on to say that my interpretation of their individual needs is what helped to define the design. He was visibly shocked by my reply and told me that it must be very compromising to be an architect. I was equally shocked by his response and politely walked away. That was the day that I realized why I was an architect and not a sculptor. I have never regretted my career choice.” —David R. Avila, Bay Area Architect. Homepage of his website. this….for every reason in the world, is so touching to me. Architecture is a service, plain and simple. You don’t design space because your good at it. You design space because it is a skill that you want to provide as a service. Someone hires you, because your good at it.
Jet setter chic.
Gwyneth Paltrow // November 28
I tend to forget about her
so this is particularly unexpected
but just look at her go.
“Just about the dumbest definition of architecture that I have heard.” —Beatriz Colomina, on Mies’ “Architecture begins when two bricks are carefully put together” (via archistudent)