Architecture has always had a big influence on me. Shelter is one of our most basic needs. We can make do with a few poles and some palm fronds, but we desire to create far more grandiose structures in which to live. Ever since I was a wee little tot, I have been drawn to and inspired by the many forms and styles which humanity has expressed itself through architecture.
The practicalities of everyday life have dictated much of the architecture that we have seen. Forms are limited by their geographic location, intended function, ease of use, cost of materials, and all too often by a desire to make the largest structure possible while still satisfying the other limitations. Form is often compromised in the process, both in the singular form of the building as well as its physical location and position relative to its surroundings.
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