An Open Letter to anyone that thinks that modern architecture is boring
Dear modern day architecture “haters”,
Today, architecture can be seen as boring. I disagree with those people and these are my reasons why:
1. Frank Lloyd Wright is a great example of why architecture can be fascinating.
He has designed lots and lots of fascinating buildings, but one of his most well known buildings is Falling Water. It was built over a small waterfall, which lets the water flow out through the front of the house. It also gives it this cool cave-like feeling at the bottom of the house. The house also is built from reinforced concrete and brick, and that can make it look less like it’s out of place when it’s in the woods. Frank Lloyd Wright has made many other super cool houses that are completely different.
2. My dad is an architect and even though he’s not as famous as Frank Lloyd Wright, he has still made some interesting buildings.
A couple of his houses have even been on magazines. My dad works at Jenkins Custom Homes, which means now he only designs houses for people not buildings. A lot of times my dad hides some “hidden” secrets in his houses. For example, in one of his houses on the overhead roofing, he made a whole with the dimensions of each whole was a Fibonacci number.
3. A lot of people think that it’s to complicated and hard to be fun.
But even I have made some houses on my own. I’ve played around with this computer application called SketchUp, which let’s you design “structures” that you imagine. There is this plugin for SketchUp called GoogleWarehouse, and what that does is it lets the designer pull 3D pieces into their house such as
furniture for statues and fountains. Using tools and gadgets it makes building an easy task. The hard part is figuring out what to build.
My point is that architecture isn’t impossible, it’s actually fun.
Son of an architect