Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Ugly Truth

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

During my short career so far, I have witnessed different "ways" Architects work. I may not agree on what happens nor do I believe that there would be some sort of revolutionary change overnight. In Australia, at least, each firm is too busy trying to survive. For the longest time, it has been each firm for its own and zero sense of commradery. 

I've learnt to accept that that's the Ugly Truth of this industry.

I understand that it is simply because of the lack of jobs, poor economy and a possibly a larger underlying problem festering underneath the surface. Should I just be accepting this truth as the reality of this industry or should I be trying to do something to rectify this problem?

Sad as it sounds, for now there's not much I can do but to observe and wait.

Hopefully, I leave you with something to think about and maybe one day find a solution. I shall leave you with the rest of the ArchiTalk crews posts that was pioneered by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect

For September, the topic is Ugly has been nominated by Jeremiah Russell and below is the link to the rest of crew.

Lee Calisti, AIA - Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
ugly is ugly

Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
Ugly Architecture Details

Jeremiah Russell, AIA - ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
unsuccessful, not ugly: #architalks
Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Ugly is in The Details

Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)

Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
Ugly, sloppy, and wrong - oh my!

Eric Wittman - intern[life] (@rico_w)
[ugly] buildings [ugly] people

Jeffrey Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Is My House Ugly? If You Love It, Maybe Not!

Keith Palma - Architect's Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Jim Mehaffey - Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
A Little Ugly Never Hurt Anyone

Mark Stephens - Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Ugly or not ugly Belgian houses?

Ilaria Marani - Creative Aptitude (@creaptitude)
ArchiTalks #30: Ugly

Larry Lucas - Lucas Sustainable, PLLC (@LarryLucasArch)
Die Hard: 7 Ugly Sins Killing Your Community
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