Case Study stories are written in to engage the person to appreciate certain concepts for the work culture we wish to adopt for the company. Sometimes hilarious, other times simply a revealing or inspiring anecdote to illustrate a particular aspect of our methodology or critique for our designs.
Case studies of ancient rites or modern practices are often forgotten, and remain neglected in our present work. I propose to reflect on the methods of other disciplines to inform our architecture, at least as far as they can be inspiring or enlightening. We are constantly inspired, amongst others, the work of Michelangelo and how as a simple creative man he has more than survived without computers, the film Cinema Paradiso and how pitiful that very beautiful concept of apprenticeship has come to be a lost tradition, and not least, the powerful work of Ayn Rand’s the Fountainhead, a measure of one’s success against one’s ego.