Thursday 27th July § Leave a comment
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has started up a podcast entitled ‘Architecture Knowledge Review‘. It features interviews with AIA insiders which give off a slight feeling that their just using the podcast to preach their brand of propaganda, but that’s fair enough.
I’d highlight the interview with Antoine Predock, recipient of this years AIA Gold Medal for lifetimes contribution to architecture, in which he explains his approach towards the process of creation. Here’s an abridged extract from his answer to the question: “As someone who’s been recognized for a lifetime contribution to architecture, what have you learned in your career that would be of value to an emerging architect?”
“Decide whether this is your life or not, first of all, and if it isn’t get the hell out of there. And once you know, once you’ve established that and you believe every action should come from that belief system. It’s my religion.”