A simple design philosophy is always understood best.
I will start with Nature. Nature—not being just the trees, grass, and dirt we might categorize it as being, but the pure essence of life sustained by the people in their individual locality. I believe the roots of all architecture lie within this nature, and there are no substitutes to instill happiness in us which compare. I question why nature is able to affect humans so profoundly. This question fuels my individual design philosophy.
A conflict occurs when our modern lifestyles attempt to operate in sync with our subconscious desire for natural experiences. Architecture can be the solution to this conflict. Architecture is not about duplicating the natural world, but translating nature’s essence into architecture. Our instinctual appreciation of nature can guide architecture to become enjoyable, memorable, and highly sustainable.
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture