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πŸ—οΈ 3 Ways of Problem-Solving from Architects

Published 7 months agoΒ β€’Β 2 min read

Hey Reader, 🌟

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How do you usually solve a problem? No really, if you get stuck and looking for a solution, where do you go for inspiration? πŸ’‘

We all face challenges, both big and small, in our work and daily lives. But you know what? There are people who have been solving problems since the early days of our civilization. These are Architects and Designers and there is a lot we can learn from them!

Buckle up, as we uncover the secrets of these visionary geniuses and learn how their principles can unleash your problem-solving prowess and ignite your creativity. πŸ’ͺ


Technique 1 πŸ’πŸ’« Mix Function with Flair

Meet Zaha Hadid, the legendary architect known for her groundbreaking designs. When tasked with creating the Guangzhou Opera House in China, she didn't just build a regular theater; she crafted a masterpiece that blends the cultural significance of the city with a stunning futuristic design. By mixing function with flair, she not only provided a world-class performance venue but also an iconic architectural symbol that attracts visitors from all over the globe. 🌏

What can I learn from this? πŸ€”

  • Seek inspiration from different cultures and artistic styles to infuse uniqueness into your projects. 🎨
  • Embrace bold and innovative ideas to make your solutions stand out. 🌈
  • Consider the emotional impact your creations will have on others – it's not just about utility but also about creating memorable experiences. 😊

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Technique 2 🧩🧠 Rearrange the Puzzle Pieces

Enter the mind of Christopher Alexander, a revolutionary designer who mastered the art of arranging living spaces. In his book "A Pattern Language," he presented a brilliant approach to problem-solving through patterns. By breaking down the elements of design into simple, repeatable patterns, he enabled people to create harmonious living environments. Applying this spatial thinking to your daily life, you can organize your workspace, plan your schedule, and even enhance communication within your team. Setting your maker's schedule (vs traditional manager's one scattered with meetings) is a good example of that approach. πŸ—“οΈ

What can I learn from this? πŸ€”

  • Identify recurring patterns in your challenges and find efficient solutions that fit these patterns. πŸ”
  • Use visual aids like mind maps or flowcharts to map out connections and dependencies. πŸ—ΊοΈ
  • Collaborate with others to combine individual ideas into a cohesive, holistic solution. πŸ‘₯

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Technique 3 πŸŽͺπŸŒˆπŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ Play with Your Imagination

Step into the magical world of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an extraordinary artist and architect. One of his imaginative creations is the Hundertwasser House in Vienna, a wacky and colorful apartment building that celebrates nature and individuality. Hundertwasser believed that we should embrace the irregularities of nature and express our uniqueness through design. So, when you face a problem, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild and infuse a touch of whimsy into your solutions!

What can I learn from this? πŸ€”

  • Embrace your creative instincts and let your imagination lead the way. 🎨
  • Celebrate uniqueness and think outside the box – cookie-cutter solutions are so yesterday! πŸͺ
  • Incorporate elements of joy and playfulness into your problem-solving process. πŸŽ‰

πŸš€ Just to sum it up, Architecture and design aren't just about buildings – they hold the keys to unlock your creative superpowers in problem-solving! So next time you get stuck with a project, ask yourself: how would one of these visionaries solve that puzzle? And maybe one of their techniques could also infuse your creative process!

πŸ—οΈ If you would like to dive even deeper into the beautiful world of architecture, then join our 5-Day Journey through Modern Architecture. Over 5 days, you will receive inspiring stories and actionable tips from 5 prolific architects completely for FREE. And if you have suggestions for us on what other challenges you would like to go through just drop us a line!

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Yes, one of the most iconic landmarks in the world was meant to be a short-lived masterpiece!

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✍️ Quote of the week

''The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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πŸ’™ Stay curious and have a great week!

Artem & Team

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