What I like the most about architecture is that it has to do with almost any knowledge field that one could imagine. That is perfect for someone like me, who has always been fascinated with learning about as many disciplines possible. Architecture satisfies both my creative and scientific needs, being both artistic and technical, conceptual and physical.
Architectural design has been my passion for many years, and as such, I reflect on it often, aiming to progress towards a way of designing that establishes a better dialogue with users, to whom we dedicate our work. Sometimes one can forget what is the goal of architecture. For me, the answer is that architecture tries to improve user experience in every possible aspect through the modification of the environment, with the lesser resources possible.
Every possible aspect, indeed. Climate experience, spatial experience, aesthetic experience, functional experience, social experience, and so on. Again, architecture touches all the branches of art and sciences. In my opinion, there is no point in designing a perfectly functional building that is aesthetically lacking, or vice versa, imposing our preferences over what we deem unnecessary by our personal criteria. The users will not accept it, and it is for them that we work for. I therefore defend that architecture needs to be approached holistically, freeing the design process of any supposed prevalence of an aspect over another. Nothing follows anything. This is the maxim of the holistic design process that I follow, thinking about the project globally from the very first steps of its conception.