Sunday, 8 June 2014

My Personal Approach to Architecture.

I would like to communicate some important keys to the performance of an Architect for me. Without wanting to be presumptuous, I would like to suggest further approaches that emerged during classes the following key:

The architecture should provide answers a range of our client's needs or resolve problems for them, so it is essential to obtain these needs of our clients and understand thoroughly. Probably, due to the detailed study of the case, the problems raised by the client will be converted to our own problems also.

Architecture should provide answers to the range of needs, and resolve any problems, an architect's clients may have, so understanding the needs of our clients thoroughly is essential.  Probably, through a detailed study of each case, the problems raised by the client will, inevitably, be the architects challenge to solve.



The location and its environment are sources of inspiration, and will always be a good beginning point of departure for our project. We must not forget that the creation or construction of a work of architecture needs the commitment of an architect beyond the immediate scope of the client's needs as it involves urban planning, environmental considerations and understanding of energy costs. our transformation of the territory involves a commitment architect beyond the scope of our client's needs. (urban planning, environmental care, energy cost, etc.) Don't use (brackets), etc. or dots...




The development of the idea, our project, must answer to the architectural scope obtained. An architectural answer should contain all above without forgetting that it must be realistic (buildable) and usable (functional).


The function of architecture should culminate in the execution of the project, only then will it become a reality. An architect must have a well learned and experienced job to lead and develop all phases necessary in completion of the project to complete the projected content.

Tadao Ando 'on site' in the Azuma House or Row House

Aldo Rossi on site.

The functionality is the result of it.-

The difference between a sculpture and a work of architecture is based, in my opinion, is that architecture has to function and not only be contemplated to have a function far from just being contemplated. The result of an architectural project includes, not only modelling of space, but also the satisfaction of making man to dwell or even be content. satisfy man to inhabit on. Furthermore, if it is possible to make the man happy.

Tristan Tzara House, 1925 Adolf Loos

"There is only one small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and memorial. Everything else, which serves a purpose, should be excluded from the realm of art." Adolf Loos

Vitruvio: UTILITAS - VENUSTAS - FIRMITAS
(I've seen translated as 'solid - useful - beautiful')


Antonio Gaudi "Architecture is the arrangement of the light; sculpture is the play of light."


The architecture is reality.-

All of the above will not make sense if we do not is meaningless unless we include our ambitions in the implementation of the project. ed work.

Louis Khan "Architecture does not exist. There is a work of architecture."
In other words, if development of our work we only get drawings on paper or digital format, really it is not an architectural masterpiece, only is beautiful paintings to hang on the wall of our office study. And the age will be responsible to become old the design drawings that were a good seed but did not flourish emerged.

"Mr. Van der Rohe, how do get those big flat roofs?" - "Well... leaky." Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

Aristotle "A force built well, you get to good architect"
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. - See more at: http://blog.workflowmax.com/architecture/top-101-exceptionally-badass-quotes-architecture-design-legends/#sthash.GT8xUMM7.dpuf
 I've seen it translated as different things, I like this one 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.' or perhaps more simply '`practice makes perfect.'
e are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habi - See more at: http://blog.workflowmax.com/architecture/top-101-exceptionally-badass-quotes-architecture-design-legends/#sthash.GT8xUMM7.dpuf
e are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habi - See more at: http://blog.workflowmax.com/architecture/top-101-exceptionally-badass-quotes-architecture-design-legends/#sthash.GT8xUMM7.dpuf
Paco Cruz

I would like to communicate some important keys to the performance of an Architect for me. Without wanting to be presumptuous, I would like to suggest further approaches that emerged during classes the following key:

The architecture should provide answers a range of our client's needs or resolve problems for them, so it is essential to obtain these needs of our clients and understand thoroughly. Probably, due to the detailed study of the case, the problems raised by the client will be converted to our own problems also.



The location and its environment as sources of inspiration, It will always be a good beginning for our project. We must not forget that our transformation of the territory involves a commitment architect beyond the scope of our client´s needs. (urban planning, environmental care, energy cost, etc.)



The development of the idea. Our project. The project must be answer to the architectural scope obtained. An architectural answer should contain all above without forgetting that must be realist (buildable) and usable (functional).


The function of architecture should culminate in the execution of the project, only then will become a reality. Architect must have a well learned and experienced job to lead and develop all phases necessary to complete the projected content.

Tadao Ando 'on site' in the Azuma House or Row House


Aldo Rossi on site.

The functionality is the result of it.-

The difference between a sculpture and a work of architecture is based, in my opinion, to have a function far from just being contemplated. The result of an architectural project includes, not only modelling of space, but also satisfy man to inhabit on. Furthermore, if it is possible to make the man happy.

Tristan Tzara House, 1925 Adolf Loos

"There is only one small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and memorial. Everything else, which serves a purpose, should be excluded from the realm of art. "Adolf Loos

Vitruvio: UTILITAS - VENUSTAS - FIRMITAS
Antonio Gaudi "Architecture is the arrangement of the light; sculpture is the play of light."


The architecture is reality.-

All of the above will not make sense if we do not include in our ambitions the implementation of the projected work.

Louis Khan "Architecture does not exist. There is a work of architecture."
In other words, if development of our work we only get drawings on paper or digital format, really it is not an architectural masterpiece, only is beautiful paintings to hang on the wall of our study. And the age will be responsible to become old the design drawings that were a good seed but did not emerged.

"Mr. Van der Rohe, how do get those big flat roofs?" - "Well... leaky." Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
Aristotle "A force build well, you get to good architect"

Thank you very much for reading and correcting my ever humble opinion about architectural theory!

2 comments:

  1. Paco, what an absolutely fascinating entry. A mixture of everyone from Vetruvius to Loos. With humour and parody, but also gravitas towards the architect's intentions. I really enjoyed reading it and it made me think about the intentions of all these architects from a different viewpoint, from their human viewpoint, that all these great architects faced the same problems but perhaps with bigger budgets. Well done, I'm glad you made the effort as it's a great contribution.

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  2. 'understanding the needs of our clients' is a noun phrase. It acts as a noun in a sentence as it is in fact the subject of the sentence.

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