Architecture Ethics – Humanity instead of the Top 1%

I recently came to notice that, No matter how much awareness you have a certain idea and wanting to be the change, but as long as you don’t bring it to the industry world and having your research papers circulating within scholars, things would certainly get anywhere close to making a positive impact in this world. It’s quite disappointing that I have seen good researchers, good publications, and papers that I wish the players in the housing, building, planning industry would have been aware of too. Architects, well any architects generally are too busy to be aware and discover about things.

 But we do know that they are social enterprise or things like Architecture for Humanity.  :Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.”

And this quote represents them well enough. I remind myself the reason why I choose Architecture, but not Designer. I knew and know that I’m not an artistic person, who can imagine and draw well. But I choose Architecture because I feel it’s a career that can change how human live, shaping the landscape and cityscape. I choose this path because I knew that this career is a bridge and intersection of many knowledge that’s needed to sustain the human population. I think it’s an important career for mankind. I may not be good at manual sketches or playing around with forms and translating it into the building. To me, Architecture priority is about focusing on the implementation of the design and its impact on human lives, definitely way more than just the “Art of the building”. 

This is where our Ethics should be, while I see the everyday life in some architecture firms are really like robots, designing all day and night but lacking coffee talk on the big picture of Architecture. Oh? Perhaps it sounds like crap but hey every career or firm certainly needs a philosophy and objective to look at, not like spending months on a project dealing with your client and sometimes following their design demand as well. WE are Architects, the implementations of design are supposed to be at our finger tips, if a client wants a nice building, then just ask an artist to deal with it like a painting drawing.