#29 THE GREAT FAIL
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
Why the talk is inspiring?
An error in design, construction or simply a trivial error in a given circumstance creates problems and an outcome that strays away from the original concept. Failure to fully realise one’s vision is a failure of the architect as a creator. Nevertheless, unpredictable changes and mistakes could be seen as the environment’s natural inclination to contextualise the project, making it a success for the architect. What makes a mistake successful and when does an error remain one? Are rogue projects in China a mistake? Would green architecture be considered a success? The lecture will focus on architectural mistakes and setbacks that are transformed into new discoveries (good or bad ones) using personal experience and examples of other architects.
“Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.” – Clint Eastwood’s phrase in Heartbreak Ridge.
How the speaker is exceptional?
Andrius Ropolas is an architect, and partner at the Office De Architectura, who works with architecture via practice, text, word and action. Prior to founding his own studio, Andrius worked in Denmark, Belgium, Japan and the UK, contributing to major urban visions and skyscraper projects in Europe and Asia. Currently, Andrius is involved in civic, cultural and public space projects in Lithuania. He has been writing about architecture for more than ten years in news portals, magazines and blogs, as well as giving lectures.
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Why the book is worth reading?
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