Most common myths about architecture
Architecture is a very popular course and as well as a standalone industry of irreplaceable concerns. It isn’t that surprising to note that there are underlying myths and misconceptions on the same even after architecture being a highly popular and recognized spectrum. In accordance with world architecture week, it is equally necessary to be aware of the myths in the field along with the achievements and advancements. In this article let’s look at the 5 most common myths about architecture.
– Architects are expensive:
This is one of the most common notions existing among people, but architecture itself is an extensive field of study, and mastering the subjects and the field comes with hardship and so does the art. The art and craft come with a price and the price quotient varies with the complexity and desired technicality of the design project. An architect is never as expensive when compared to the costing of the project and architects help their clients to reduce the costing by pointing out what exactly can be avoided and unnecessary for the project.
– Civil Engineers and Architects have the same work role:
This is a misconception existing among people for ages and we as a team of architects are tired and done of being considered as civil engineers most of the time. Architecture is about the art and science of designing, planning, and constructing buildings whereas civil engineering is a discipline of engineering that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of built structures including, roads, bridges, dams, etc
Job roles are also different even though they happen to work closely most of the time.
– Architecture is meant only for men:
The architecture includes a lot of rough and labor-intense work and due to which the male-biased society has always thought about it as a profession fit for men. But in reality, it’s never like that, female architects have flourished in the field from the historical ages and the profession have got nothing really to do with gender roles.
– One should be highly skilled in hand drawings to be an architect:
Proficiency in hand-drawing with no doubt is an added advantage and one of the best ways to express a designer’s thought processing, but considering it a cut and right isn’t the truth.
Nowadays architecture is accentuating to a paperless architecture era and so still emphasizing hand-drawings are not really the ideal criteria. Architecture involves a lot more than sketching skills. Good and exceptional analytical, logical reasoning skills along with a creative problem-solving attitude helps one to excel in the field.
– It’s all about practical learning and no theories at all:
This notion is true to an extent, but not completely. Architecture involves a lot of practical studies and most of the time, this aspect makes the core of the subject. But that doesn’t mean that theories can be avoided. Getting a base tight with the theories and the setting to explore the practical field makes it an ideal and preferred combo.
“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid