Alvar Aalto once wrote, “…since architecture covers the entire field of human life, real functional architecture must be functional mainly from the human point of view. If we look deeper into the processes of human life, we shall discover that technique is only an aid, not a definite and independent phenomenon therein.”
Function is a term widely associated with technology and refined technique. But within architecture, where does the need for human interaction play within the function of a building? Sustainability and renewability are paramount and should be designed as such, but what of the human perception? These are the answers I would like to seek out. To do so I need the experience and practicality that design firms can provide. This is the only way to find answers for the questions that drive me.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies