Re: What do you do?

Well. I like to think of architecture as a kind of environmental art because architecture is a broad based synthesis of a lot of kind of problem solving and it has the potential to transcend solving the problems and become an art form and so that can include the architecture of the exterior, the architecture of the interior the interior itself, the landscape and the overall experience one has when they go to a place and how that place can be ---- has the potential of being extraordinary or interesting and so I like to think that may be when we address each of the projects no matter how big or small that you can give that level of thinking that pile of clay and those sticks that were on your desk a kind of what you start with every single time and how you can build the world is comprehensive.

I think the challenge of making a place, a person, a thing the best that can possibly be through synthesizing all that elements available to you and taking it to another place almost birthing an idea and the idea is so strong that it’s palpable and it can be developed on its own. It’s that rigor of birthing an idea and building an idea that’s the most rewarding thing.

 

 

Recorded On: 6/1/07

Mindel thinks of architecture as environmental art.

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