often when one discovers a truth, or a revelation of a fact or experience, the natural thing one does is to embrace, reflect and then reenact the narrative. unlike writing, architecture as a profession has its evolution tied to enactments or development of common laws, or ruling or even opportunities which provide a route or direction which changes course according to the set criteria or scenario. such circumstances do procure the often discomforting need to change an approach or position. over the last ten to fifteen years, i have managed to resurrect at least eight different philosophies, constantly giving emphasis to a different aspect of design, somewhat relating to the environmental considerations, not always, but also often respecting energy as a critical factor. the traditional forms of design which emphasise site context and placemaking still makes sense today as when it did fifty hears ago. todays architects are more interested in built forms, and aesthetic appeal and entertainment value and marketability of their products. these are considered restraints more than opportunities, the economic modelling of the brief itself fails miserably to recognise the all important issues which are namely sustainability and humanistic aspects. throughout the entire history of the last fifteen years of my own observation, few architects have succeeded to challenge design briefs which have fundamental flaws in aspects of density and urban structures and the connectivity between buildings. all have sustained self gratification, self preservation and promotion of egos more than care for what happens outside their designs, which are most often formalistic products. henceforth the stylistic approach have pervaded all manner of design as a business, and not much can be read or said about buildings, much less anyone would bother to write down their theory and philosophy to reflect the growing need for a common purposefulness of their career. one other issue that which speaks of public realm, in many instance this is more the erosion of it rather the enhancement or to say the least, the conservation and preservation of public realm. @2015.huatlim 7.10.2015


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