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The Omniscient Architect (Specialisation is for insects)

September 4, 2014

An architect has to be everything. Has to know everything.

Know how to think, draw, build, demolish, rebuild in part and whole, not build at all, restore, repurpose.

Know the by-law, know how to break it. 

Design a table, a temple, a tomb, even a town. Smallest to biggest, simplest to most complex. Concepts 5000 years old to newest materials in the market.

Build sustainable, cost effective, expensive looking, durable, opulent, not opulent, climate responsive or fully controlling the environment, for pedestrians and for cars. Beautiful, yet maximising the FSI. 

Keep away the destructive, criminal or just those keen on graffiti but involve the community. Don’t allow disturbing noise but make a lively place – easy to clean, safe, secure. 

Cater to children, aged, challenged and challenging, men, women, others.

Often in the same design.

 

 

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