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En internally and it will only BE SLIGHTLY AFFECTED BY OUTSIDE PRESSURES slightly affected by outside pressures the economy it would take an entire army of very smart former architects who have left the industry and re entered it for the singular goal of disrupting the old guard into extinction Writing at the height of the financial crisis the author sets out to explore his feelings of inadeuacy and despair as a newly minted architect How could architecture as a craft and science be brought back from its postmodern demise and irrelevancy Sometimes funny sometimes sad there are a lot of fundamentally important uestions raised Probably interesting for #The Non Professional As An Outside In #non professional as an outside in Would it surprise the author to hear that other professions are also struggling to find a clear cut self image that makes life easier in a fractured world of rampant consumerism. Alue from the very core He argues that the times demand a new architecture an empowered architecture that is useful and relevant New architectural values emerge as our cultural values shift from high risks to safe bets from strong portfolios to strong communities and from clean lines to clean energyThis is not a book about how to run a firm a profession; it predict the future of architectural form or aesthetics It is a personal story and in many ways a generational one a story that follows its author on a winding detour across the country around the profession and into a new architectural reali. You can see my Thoughts On This on this book A book that truly thought provoking for anyone within in the architecture profession but particularly so for someone recently graduated Many of what he writes are what I wish I learned when I first entered architecture school The books takes a realistic look into what architecture truly is to our society The book starts rough there are odd turns of phrase derivative constructions throughout one early chapter all but started by uoting from a dictionary definition of a word and enough metaphorical explanations using abstract generalizations that sound ust plausible enough to be true like the distinction between kings and sorcerers or the #description of everyone s favorite bartender There s ust enough there to make #of everyone s favorite bartender There s ust enough there to make uestion whether the author had enough editing and fact checking at his. A young architect's search for new architectural values in a time of economic crisisI paused at the stoop and thought this could be the basis of a good book The story of a young man who went deep into the bowels of the academy in order to understand architecture and found it had been on his doorstep all along This had an air of hokeyness about it but it had been a tough couple of days and I was feeling sentimental about the warm confines of the studio which had unceremoniously discharged me upon the world from Down Detour RoadWhat does it say about the value of architecture that as the world faces economi. ,
Down Detour RoadDisposal during the writing of the book but some of the stuff he Says Are Thoughts Similar are thoughts similar my own At any rate there were no obs for architect as I understood that term It occurred to me that over the last generation while a bunch of smart people anguished over the distinction between architect and designer and intern architect or interior architect someone stole our damn nameOnce we re past the first third of the book Cesal really finds his rhythm talking about the different sorts of architecture that could but doesn t exist The writing starts to pick up dramatically becoming a much concisely argued premise writing starts to pick up dramatically becoming a much concisely argued premise s voice is an important one in post post modern architecture but having been through it some part of my career I remain aded that any change will come from within the practice itself If architecture changes it won t happ. C and ecological crises unprecedented numbers of architects are out of work This is the uestion that confronted architect Eric Cesal as he finished graduate school at the onset of the worst financial meltdown in a generation Down Detour Road is his ourney one that begins off course and ends in a hopeful new vision of architecture Like many architects of his generation Cesal confronts a cold reality Architects may assure each other of their own importance but society has come to view architecture as a luxury it can do without For Cesal this importance but society has come to view architecture as a luxury it can do without For Cesal this becomes an occasion to rethink architecture and its .

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