An architectural project can be divided into two main phases: the design phase and the project coordination or construction phase. Each of these phases have their challenges and risks which requires mitigation.
Architecture is a public art form with which we all have to live with for a long time and needs to balance elements such as scale, massing, proportions, solids, voids, materials, textures and light.
Veldhuis cranked-roof ridging detail (2015)' 'God is in the detail' by Raymond Smith, February 2022 A well-known axiom, quoted by both Friedrich Nietzsche – a 19th century German philosopher who had a profound influence on modern intellectual history – and the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the last director of the prestigious Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture in the 1930's and who is regarded as one of the pioneers
What does "sustainable architecture" really mean? How does it translate practically in the build environment today? Raymond Smith explains in his video the different kinds of approaches and how various laws manages the impact of development on rural or natural resources.
Maybe the correlation between a quality environment and a sense of contentment explains why city dwellers choose the Betty's Bay coastline as their terra firma to hibernate in winter and make hay in summer. Kindred spirits are attracted to Betty's Bay where you will find no fences that divides nature and architecture.