Archive for August, 2008

arch48 week #2

August 31, 2008

This week in class we have discussed our ideas of what architecture is in groups. I’m in group two and we decided to have everyone to throw out a word and combine to make a sentence. In the end, we came up with the sentence “Pink elephants stand out irrationally in a silver sea of concrete.” I thought the sentence is very interesting and at the same time I also questioned myself what does pink elephants have to do with architecture. At that time I wonder is there something that the others see that I don’t. The only thing I can think of from the pink elephant that relates to architecture is blueprint. In the end I figured out the imagery of what the pink elephant gives is what it matters. After all group five did come up with “Architecture is a creative expansion of nothing.” I guess things don’t have to make sense to be what it is.

architecture is… cont.

August 31, 2008

I’m adding to what architecture is since I wrote too little in the last post.

Architecture is full of history.

Architecture is forever changing.

Architecture is a building.

Architecture is manmade.

Architecture is full of thinking.

Architecture is not as easy as it looks.

Architecture is a way to express.

Architecture is a way to show ones creativity.

Architecture is a major.

Architecture is everywhere.

arch48

August 22, 2008

 I never thought the word “think” would play such a big role in architecture. I am an imaginer. As a result I assume the process of architecture involves observation, sketching, and making only. But I guess there is a relationship between imagining and thinking, since one thinks then imagine. From what is discuss in class, I think analyze/ research on history and culture does play an important part. When there is more research one can look for improvements and satisfy ones need. I think architecture is a work of art and is a home for all.