A Creative Endeavor

This is utterly amazing: the story of Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight. The embossed drawings he uses are beautiful, and he has some very perceptive things to say about the field:

“Everyone assumes that architects draw and that it is a very visual profession. I tend to disagree. Architecture is first and foremost a creative endeavor. We think, we consider, we research, we study, and we take it into form via tools like drawing and modeling.”

I do think it is a pretty visual field, but he’s absolutely right that the visual aspect is only the tip of the iceberg. We are lazy if we rely purely on sight and we miss the richness of designing for our full range of perception.



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