In the 5th year 1st term [5.1] at The University of Asia Pacific
I have done a project named "Kendrio Kochi Kanchar Mela"
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In the jury I was slaughtered because I did not or could not provide
openness in ground floor level.
And ultimately the project was not gone to it's goal which is "the
outlook _ as it is a building for the children"
though I have worked a lot for that, I think it was not enough
We have had, on occasion, clients who tell us "it's great, we love
it...just what we're looking for." Only to have them come back when
we're done with construction drawings and say "you know, it's just not
working out. You never really listened to us and this isn't what we
want." 99% of the time, they do really like what we did, but they
showed it to their father-in-law, or brother-in-law, or cousin who's an
architect and is jealous that they didn't get the job. They're told how
terrible the design is, and rather than stick up for themselves (and the
fee they've paid us), they cower in the corner and get talked out of
what they really want.
So, let me ask you this. Did the "client" specify they wanted "openness
in ground floor level." If not, then the proper response to the client
That would have been nice to know earlier in the process. We'd be
happy to rework the project to get you this openness, but it's going to
take a bit longer and cost some more, as we're ready to move to the next
phase. Proper communciation throughout the design phase is key to a
successful project. If you don't tell us what you want, need, like and
dislike, we cannot respond. It's not "our" project, it's "your"
project. We can help you work through the various issues, ask you
questions and try and get as much out of you as possible...even suggest
things you might not have thought of. But in the end, YOU have
communicate to us your feelings. So, we're sorry that it's not "open"
enough for you on the ground floor. It still fulfills all of your
stated project requirements.
"A building for the children?" What the hell does that mean? "For the
children"? What about the maintenance guy? What about the adults who
supervise the children? And if you don't think you gave it enough
effort, well then, only you would know.
I learned early in my studio career that you were their favorite of the
semester or you weren't. If you were their favorite you could do no
wrong and pin crap to the wall. If you weren't, it really didn't matter
what you pinned to the wall, you were torn apart because they
could--just to prove you weren't their favorite. I learned to listen to
the real comments--the ones that were helpful. True critique, not
criticism for the sake of criticism, which is what 95% of all school
studio reviews are about.
(It's really a stupid system.)
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