If you haven’t yet noticed, the name of this blog is An Architect’s Impetus. In retrospect, I believe this to be a very transparent and fitting name for what I want to achieve with this blog.
It’s basically my own impetus against sitting on a couch all afternoon
watching tv shows that, while entertaining, will most likely rot my brain and turn me stupid
er. I think this blog has helped in that respect, but it has also achieved for me an unexpected, but not all together undesirable side effect.
As I hinted in my About Me section, my architectural interests tend to fluctuate quite a bit. It is sometimes difficult for me to recognize my subjective thoughts, almost to the point of having no opinion at all. I think writing has propelled me to find these opinions within myself. It has pushed me to be creative and avoid stagnation. The reason I feel An Architect’s Impetus is now such an appropriate name is that it signifies this blog not only as a space for which i can hone and give my opinion (and hopefully inspire others), but it also refers back to itself as the object driving me forward. It’s interesting, because I didn’t really intend for it to be that encompassing initially, but I like it.
Where do we go from here? I would go get ice cream, but it’s currently raining here, which is an effective weight-loss tool in this situation. So instead, as a sort-of mental exercise, I have composed a list of things or people that inspire me. I hope you enjoy!
An Architect’s Impetus’s (Impetuses..Impetusen…Impetusi?….) in no particular order:
- theoretical models (architectural, not super….but that doesn’t mean they can’t be super awesome)
- old blue print drawings
- linen britches (get a pair (of linen pants) and you will understand)
- Peter Zumthor (the man is Legend- wait for it…)
- instrumental music (any genre)
- Varsity ink pens
- Joss Whedon (seen Avengers, yet? Or Firefly…?)
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro
- steam punk
- Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (get it, read it, love it.)
- Savannah, Georgia
- Art Deco
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
- home-cooked meals
- rainy Sundays
I could go on, but I value your readership and hope I have cut off the list before your yawns turned into snores.
Thanks for reading!