Architecture is one of those fields where we are constantly striving to create something new, something innovative, that we haven’t ever seen before. But what can we do? Architects have been around for literally ever, what the hell are we supposed to do? Sitting in studio today, I was told to develop a new structural system for my current design project. But at the same time we’re told to look to whats already been done as a precedent for our work. Creativity is stretched to its limits it seems, because you would think that clearly anything that a 21 year old in the year 2012 can think of would have already been thought of by now, right? Its beyond frustrating, the mind can only conjure up so many ideas. Living in a subjective world, in a subjective major, what in the world is someone supposed to do when they are stumped. Look at pictures? Drink until it makes sense and becomes clear? Use some type of illegal substances until we have some divine inspiration maybe…I was told once to design a building while being on acid. Seriously. At this point in my design studio is the part where things actually start getting hard. Any other semester, what I have now would have been sufficient and it would be on to the next one. But not this semester, not for Design VI aka Sound Building. It only gets harder from here. More late nights. More skipping working out and social time as the crunch time approaches. Eating less healthy, running on little to no sleep. You may ask yourself, why in the world would someone put themselves through all of this, and still feel this frustrated?
I don’t know why. I guess you could say I enjoy architecture. Go figure