Method Acting and Architecture

            Method acting is a method developed by Stanilasvski in which an actor liferally tries to become the person he/she is trying to portray.
There are certain market sectors in the architecture industry- namely those where “branding” is important (ex. retail, hospitality, banking) - where the architectural firm itself starts to embody certain business attributes and aspects of the client culture or brand of its clientele. In essence, the architecture firm almost becomes the client while bringing in its design expertise. To some, this may be the most successful example of listening and responding to client needs. To others (like me) however, I see it as a transformation from a design practice to a faux-branch of the usually corporate entity it is serving.  My question: Does listening and internalization of client needs (especially to repeat corporate clients) play a role in how how an architecture firm operates; does that process Continue reading "Method Acting and Architecture"

The Architect Vs. The Doorman

            My doorman dropped out if HS and eanrs $60k and all medical benefits. He did not serve in the military, and because of the Union, borrowed money at a reduced rate and now owns several apartments. All he does all day is open doors for wealthy people and goes home at 5pm.
Next time allnof us archutects think about charging 10k for a jib we all know would cost 50k, think about weather its fair that a doorman earns more than you...

Portfolio Plagiarism

Perhaps this is impossible, but I wonder... would it be possible to invent some sort of APP or devise some protocol or something at all, that prevents or checks visual work for potential plagiarism... something like a facial recognition, but applicable to visual work. I am sure that there have been countless cases out there were work has been copied without permission and claimed to be authored by someone else other than the original. Thoughts?