Oscar Wilde says, “It often seems to me that art conceals the artist far more completely than it ever reveals him”. However, I have often found that if one looks carefully, one can find an artist’s innermost self and beliefs are woven intricately into his creations.
Architects are no different. As their careers unfold, they find their design thinking ideologies evolving and refining into distinct specializations. Most of them are driven by their desire to have the profession transcend the built environment, imbibe the cultural imprint of their site and impart a unique and memorable experience onto the users.
Here is a compilation of a few fascinating design philosophies of architects from across the world from the early twentieth century till the present day.