Archinect - Future Space 2019-11-18T21:29:02-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150041301/beyond-architecture Beyond Architecture David Lehman 2017-12-13T14:04:53-05:00 >2019-10-29T14:46:04-04:00 <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tk/tkjuevca6qov3y7x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tk/tkjuevca6qov3y7x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Renzo Piano and Richard Roger&rsquo;s submission to international competition for the Centre Pompidou, Paris</figcaption></figure></figure><p>I&rsquo;m not an architect, I&rsquo;m something stranger. Yes, I graduated from architecture school, where I learned architectural process and history, but I never intended to stay strictly in the world of buildings. Instead, I was preparing myself for a broader approach to design.&nbsp;</p> <p>Working with architects all over the world, I&rsquo;ve come to appreciate those who understood architectural design as both a technical craft and an expressive medium. It&rsquo;s also about creatively meeting a certain challenge and building an experience. But, as being an architect has increasingly become a multidisciplinary effort, incorporating elements of technology, content and graphic design, the professional experience has less and less to do with strictly architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p>The result is a type of designer that&rsquo;s harder to define; architects with solutions beyond architecture. And that&rsquo;s ok. The world doesn&rsquo;t need tradition...</p>