Coming back from the field trip, my production rate has been whack. Life got in the way and a realisation there is Life outside Architecture. Starting the course I was obsessed with drawing, drawing, drawing. Less human and more machine like (#Team No Sleep).
If I were to critique my work it would be like drinking flat coke. My comfort zone is drawing architecture and my model making skills are mad slow. However I found that rhythm in that so called ‘iterative process’.
When in doubt just post-rationalise your ideas, be a passionate and articulate concepts like a how Kanye West does it (confidence is key!). Even in failure you can learn a thing or too. I failed in making a 2.5 Model, site model and other physical studies for my project (but hey at least the grind ethic is there).
The conversations I have in studio are great with my fellow colleagues; we all suffer the same struggle. Worried if our tutors will like our work? And if the work we bring to tutorial is enough?
I believe you need to embrace your project, at times you can flood your mind, with way too much complexity when you don’t really need it. Keep things simple and the idea with manifest to a stronger body of work over the time.
As designers we must stay true to the unknown and once we become linear in a project, it becomes mundane and boring as hell to engage with (Don’t kill your soul with the mind fuck of procrastination).
The image is of my classmates Amanuel site model of Hven, Sweden
I placed the skull there for juxtaposition and maintaining Archi-douchery as a polemic to highlight ambiguity.