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I see myself as the exact midpoint between an artist and an engineer. I wanted to be schooled that way. I like to work that way, to the greatest extent possible.
The only branch of engineering that could have been feasible, in terms of staying awake, was civil/structural, but it wouldn't have been the best marriage. I would take art classes and felt I had nothing in common with the people in there - people doing it because family wealth allowed that major, tortured artists, and housewives who "did" art like mucky mucks "do" lunch if in a night class.
The midpoint for me. How about you? Students also encouraged to answer.
I see myself mostly as a kind of grandiose tailor, clothing and outfitting people's lives, relationships, and experiences rather than their bodies.
Architecture is a craft, not an art, but it can be done artfully.
i see myself as fortunate to be employed. where did you go to school observant?
I see myself as a Doctor! my patients are sick buildings and landscapes that require diagnosing the problem, by framing and providing a clear yet affordable yet magical moments of G of E (Alex Perez Gomez) for the delight of all........ =)
Then i wake up to calculate and provide steel construction estimates =(
Hobo with a shotgun here.
a (parametric) shell of a human being with a frigid black (philip johnson style) void where my soul should be.
surely you can add a "color" or "material" parameter to your soul? just because all the other architects wear black souls doesn't mean you have to.
Are you a spiritually strong tailor that makes old women cry?
Negative, i am a meat popsicle
My father used to say that he was nothing more than a glorified tailor.
I tend to think of myself as a craftsman tasked with solving largely meaningless problems.
I guess they are pretty much one and the same.
i solve problems
My father wasn't glorified at all. He WAS a tailor!
Part sous chef, part proctologist here, with a smidge of dog walker....
In my opinion, to be a successful architecture, you should have all the desirable qualities of an artist, an engineer, and a master builder. I would like to view myself as an architect, who have the right mix of the key traits of these 3 different professions i.e. artist, engineer, and master builder.
One word: Craftsperson.
citizen: Part sous chef, part proctologist here, with a smidge of dog walker....
i.e. part subservient designer, part forensic engineer/inspector,part client pacifier?
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