17 Jan 8 THINGS ALL SUCCESSFUL ARCHITECTS OR INTERIOR DESIGNERS DO
Every successful architect or interior designer has their own personal design process, more like a ritual they undergo before or during the design processes. This is because every successful architect has carved out a niche, an identity that has made him outstanding in the field. This boosts their fame as their work boosts their reputation.
Here are 8 things most successful architects do:
1. THEY TELL A GOOD STORY
A good architect sees a project as fertile ground for storytelling. These stories, represented with strokes of a pencil, are conceptualized by inventing a narrative that suits the project being worked on. It might be inspired by the poetic disposition of the architect or a personal request from the client. The project should represent a different story. A successful architect or designer panel beats the projects to his own imagination. They are flexible, creative and easily come up with different narratives for different projects.
2. THEY ARE RISK TAKERS
A successful designer or architect is not scared of risks. He is not afraid of doing things not known. He thinks out of the box, brings something out if the ordinary, rethinks, remakes, and reinvents. He has a creative method of overcoming architectural obstacles by looking at problems through lenses that are known to him alone.
3. THEY PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
They think, plan and execute to the nearest centimeter. The meticulous attention to detail is what separates good from the excellent. Details are important because they’re what they see daily, what comes together to make a structured whole.
4. THEY STRIVE FOR SIMPLICITY
Successful architects and designers eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. They have the ability of keeping things simple and very elegant. They edit down to the essential components. They know things to use that’ll cost less, easy to build, still look beautiful unadorned.
5. THEY ARE VERY ORGANIZED
They apply ordering principles to everything. Their works follows a sequence and creates a hierarchy-an innate ability to know that which is important and allow others to defer it. Before deciding what a building will look like, they think about and order the spaces on site and the sequence of how the spaces will unfold. They’re very good in establishing this order that guides their work.
6. THEY STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
Successful architects and designers repeat patterns and designs. This doesn’t in anyway connote being boring. It’s a means of unifying design. Common thematic elements repeated help to reinforce the habit of establishing order.
7. THEY ARE NOT SCARED TO BREAK RULES
Once this order has been established, successful architect choose when to break this order. Calculated rule breaking should have a special meaning. The sequence of having a window on the key might be broken once a while to suit the design the architect has in mind or by the request of the client. It also prevents the work from being monotonous.
8. THEY STIMULATE THE SENSES
Successful architects comes up with design patterns, buildings and construction that appeals to the senses of everyone. The beauty of the work doesn’t necessarily excites them but how the warmth of the work appeals to the clients. Their works engages all the senses, the beauty seen with the eyes, the purity of air smelt with the nose, the warmth of floor felt by the skin are what define beauty to him.