Archinect - Untapped 2022-08-08T22:24:04-04:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/150242517/why-the-bling Why the bling? Juste Tresor 2020-12-23T00:36:49-05:00 >2021-06-12T11:57:12-04:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/269041239dacf32d1dfc3f67e8a651d3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/269041239dacf32d1dfc3f67e8a651d3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>Let us mull over the bling in large-scale buildings; yes, the bling in monumental buildings has persisted throughout the ages and continues to proliferate even today at every corner of the globe, as long as the world's economy continues to mint new millionaires every day. We regard these buildings as monuments of cultural significance; however, we celebrate them with little understanding or questioning of the impetuses that bring them into existence. Consequently, it affects how we perceive them and the meaning we attribute to them. While the contemporary architecture of large-scale buildings claims to celebrate exuberance, most of the public's mind is stuck with an image of architecture as a celebration of opulence, far from the fact. Architecture is a form of thinking. It applies to any domain that can take advantage of a holistic approach to understanding, synthesizing, and representing any situation that poses a problem. Various historical evidence points to the prevalent percep...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/blog/article/150241125/more-frontiers More Frontiers Juste Tresor 2020-12-13T22:21:00-05:00 >2021-01-03T12:40:28-05:00 <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bfab9a6ecf5c07215aea0fc2e3e11e0c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bf/bfab9a6ecf5c07215aea0fc2e3e11e0c.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>We live in unprecedented times of challenges; however, often than not, with each challenge comes an opportunity. Which goes to say, the field of architecture abounds with untapped opportunities. Our area of expertise has the potential to engage with the world&rsquo;s most pressing problems. Our expertise permeates a broader range of issues stretching from cultural, environmental, public health, and social equity. What is so special about an architect&rsquo;s training that makes it relevant to engaging a myriad of global issues? The simple answer is our dexterity when synthesizing complex issues and providing them with a discernable form. In the profession, we lightly understand this exercise as conceiving, where at its core, our work engages in problematics. We deliver tangible forms, as appealing visuals, which can spark a public debate or rally the needed support for their realization, while at the same time enticing scientists and engineers&rsquo; talent and imagination to develop the relevant pra...</p>