Sunday, 8 November 2015

The Question of the beginning

Sunday, 8 November 2015
The timing of this post could not be any better. It has been about three weeks since I started my first job as Graduate Architect. Words cannot describe how gratifying it feels to have a job where I can actually utilize my architectural knowledge. So I thought what better way to reminisce about the project that inspired me to pursue architecture.
Acropolis of Athens. http://www.athens.ukgo.com/the-acropolis-athens.html

The Acropolis of Athens probably does not need any introduction for an architecture enthusiast or student of the arts. The simplicity and the elegance of the 3 buildings on one site leaves one spell bound when visiting this site. When I was finally able to visit this site it did not disappoint.I must warn you though the next time you go there to make sure to wear shoes that are non - slip !

Looking at this site, makes you appreciate how fortunate we are to have technology. How do structures like this one stand the test of time despite being created before technology was invented? How do these buildings withstand the test of time better than some of our modern day buildings? Are we doing some thing wrong or have we lost sight of the things that are truly important along the way? Where should we aim to go from where we are currently at ?

This is certainly is food for thought.

Till next time :)
Keep your head up.Keep your faith.


The site consists of three important buildings the Parthenon,the Propylaia,the Erectheion and the Athena Nike. 

This post is part of the ArchiTalks series in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect selects a theme and a group of architects who also blog all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. This month’s theme is My First Project. I chose to focus on the first project that influenced me to pursue Architecture. To read how others interpreted the theme please click the links below.


Bob Borson - Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
My First Project: The Best Project Ever Designed That Wasn't

Jeff Echols - Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
My First Project - Again

Lee Calisti, AIA - Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
first project first process

Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
#ArchiTalks: My first project

Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
The First One -- A Tale of Two Projects

Rosa Sheng - Equity by Design (@EquityxDesign)
Why every project is my "First"

Eric Wittman - intern[life] (@rico_w)
[first] project [worst] crit

Emily Grandstaff-Rice - Emily Grandstaff-Rice AIA (@egraia)
Project Me

Jarod Hall - di'velept (@divelept)
Define First?

Anthony Richardson - That Architecture Student (@thatarchstudent)
my first project

Kyu Young Kim - Palo Alto Design Studio (@sokokyu)
My First Project – The Contemporary Cottage

Marica McKeel - Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
My "First Project"

Mark R. LePage - Entrepreneur Architect (@EntreArchitect)
Our First Architecture Project [#ArchiTalks]

Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
"My First Project"

Michael Riscica - Young Architect (@YoungArchitxPDX)
The Early Years of My Architecture Career - My Role

Brady Ernst - Soapbox Architect (@bradyernstAIA)
I Hate Decks

Sharon George - Architecture By George (@sharonraigeorge)
My First Project - The First Solar Decathlon #Architalks

Daniel Beck - The Architect's Checklist (@archchecklist)
Fake it 'til you make it

Drew Paul Bell - Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
My First Project

Jeffrey A Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Top ten tips when faced with a challenging Architectural project

Aaron Bowman - Product & Process (@PP_Podcast)
Community 101

Samantha Raburn - The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
6 Major Differences between my 1st School Project & my 1st Real Project


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