Architecture as Conversation
Behind every great piece of architecture is a conversation. And every great architect is a conductor of such. Like a great conductor facilitating instrumental dialogue into a single harmonious overture, the architect too seeks harmony – by asking the right questions and knowing when and how to probe its answers.
How can I contribute to shaping the world? How can I leave my mark?
Perhaps history’s great thinkers can invoke some thought.
Do not forget the company of painters and musicians to stir the soul.
I see it clearly now! A vision of what could be.
Turn away from the mirror my dear friend. Look onto the world instead. Breathe in the air, feel the soil. Do not let the image of yourself obstruct what is all around you.
It is true that no man is an island as it is true that no site is a tabula rasa. Before proposing what could be, consider what has come before.
How foolish of me to have such a myopic view. Let me open my eyes to now really see.
Let me know what you have seen. Share your vision so together we can create something lasting.
It is not only with your own eyes which you must see by with the eyes of others too.
I have been humbled. I have come to realise it is not only my vision – It is also of those around.
To stand the test of time it must stand the test of the public.
Indeed it must and it will…..
… but first I need to make sure it does stand….
… and it is I, that will make it stand….
Make it stand lightly upon me.
… and make sure it stands with grace and beauty.
I will shine light upon all your creation. For I am the one who makes Architecture see its own form.