There are people of every nature and personality in this world and there as many professions as there are mentalities. It is said that if you love your job, you will do it well. Though this is true beyond doubt, circumstances and upbringing decide what profession you will take up and what you will grow up to be. An ideal situation would be one in which you get to choose your career-path and work in a contented manner and live a happy life. If you are one of those lucky ones who has the choice to decide what you want to be and have chosen to be an arkitekt, then there are a few things that you should consider. |
Just as is the case with any profession, so also is the case with arkitektur. Optimism is a very important attribute. An architect’s job is never a standalone one (unless you are a consulting arkitekt). You may have creativity and talent and do an excellent designing job but when it comes to implementation, you will have to rely on a number of services. An architect’s job does not stop at the draft-board. It is largely an on-site one and the final product will always be dependent on how well you are able to put these services together. And it goes without saying that when you are dependent on other people to get any job done, the chances of something going wrong are higher. It is important for you to be optimistic and realistic. This will help you maintain equilibrium in your work.
In addition to this, you need to have the ability to understand concepts such as constructability, social impact, environmental impact, material durability and variance. You should understand the effects of mixing materials and using them in a manner that will result in an excellent design and express your art well. You must have leadership qualities to put and hold a project together, no matter how big or small. You have to be creative, organized and resourceful all at once. Idea transfer and innovation are important in that if the people you are working with do not understand the basic concept of your design, they will not be able to implement it satisfactorily.
Taking up an arkitektur project is a lot about being able to understand the working of different kinds of structures. In addition to this you have to be able to use this knowledge to sculpt matter and forms around the space that you have been given, or vice versa. An excellent architect is one who is conscious about the end users needs, the environment, the light and the weather conditions in the area. Your sense of color texture and sight has to be either ingrained or honed. All these things are of importance because you have to be able to produce designs that are functional and spaces that are livable. Your design has to one that keeps the larger picture in mind. So, look within yourself and check whether you have these skills and if you feel that you lack on any front, go about developing them.
When you decide to take up arkitektur as a career, it is important to understand all the intricacies of the job. Every Arkitema arkitekt is a treasure-house of skills and capabilities.
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