Sep '06 - May '08
So i saw this graphic on MSN's home page. I honestly didn't pay any attention to the caption written -- the image was just that strange.
[image taken from msn.com]
So I decided to I insert my own caption.....
It got me thinking about something Sanford told us in class yesterday -- that by researching and being knowledgeable about other fields, be it science, technology, music, racecars, whatever -- and integrating the concepts those things have in common with a design problem (not formally, but at a base, essential sense) that it is almost a guarantee of an original concept. Its important to understand that this doesn't mean some sort of tenuous metaphor, but understanding the relationship between humans and their environment (at least, that's what I got out of it). I know some people are all about this kind of thinking, and some people believe that trying to apply abstract ideas from other fields either just doesn't result in a realizable architectural solution, or makes something that does both the borrowed element and architecture an injustice. There also are people who dont think an "original solution" is possible. I thought I'd put these question out there -- what do you think?