As architects and designers, we constantly have our ear to the ground for inspiration. One thing we absolutely can relate to is the theme of constraints. Rarely do we come into a project where there is a blank slate opportunity to simply create something beautiful and functional.
How many times have you looked at a piece of art on display in a museum or gallery and wondered to yourself, “what exactly am I looking at and why is it so special?” As architects and designers, we understand this sentiment well thanks to the natural overlap between art and our field.
As architectural designers who truly cut our teeth in the retail field, we were tickled to read a story about Swedish retailer IKEA trying to eliminate a core element of their design–-and the backlash that followed from loyal customers.
Every year, the World Architecture Festival releases a list of 15 designs around the world (SOURCE) that will become eligible for awards at the annual festival (taking place in Singapore later this year). As architects and designers, we take great delight in studying the creativity, beauty, and courage evident in each project.
In 2015, there was a viral debate about the color of a dress circulating around the internet, questioning whether it was gold and blue or blue and black. It was almost as if the collective population thought color was objective when it is, in fact, actually quite subjective.