I wouldn't say I hate architects, having only worked with them on limited occasions, lived with a few, friends with some and also having them in the family, but yes. This. Not necesarily about them being failed people, but valid points have been made. It's once again back to the "people who have big ideas but little clue on how to make it real", except these people have client backing and are far too self-important, they force their designs onto other people to make real, and rarely listen to those people's feedbacks and suggestions. Then, if the final design works, architects get the glory. If it falls down, engineers get the shit. We've heard of "architectural value" and how a building may represent a certain type of architecture and therefore mustn't be pulled down. Ever heard of the equivalent for engineering?
And don't get me started on their lack of sustainability awareness. Sure, loads of them are going for exams and qualifications now, but it's merely a decoration on their business cards. Too many of them actually care fuck-all about sustainability. Or cost, for that matter (surely it's down to the engineers to minimise the cost!) Or physics (most architecture students, particularly those from UCL, would know what I'm talking about.)
...........................Wow, that got me started, didn't it.
In TLR, I finished the War of the Nest of Eagles last night, which means I can start writeup of part 6. Will be making the third warriors_honor
post tonight. I'm losing a bit of steam with it, tbh since although I know there are only two posts so far and people are busy etc, of all 11 people who registered interest only 2 bothered to comment to show that they're following. That's really rather sad. Should have known not to make a poll; the ticky boxes are just too attractive to ignore. Whether they actually meant it by clicking an option is a completely different matter. I will keep posting and finish the story, but I think I've learned my lesson.
In other news, I've started read The Lies of Locke Lamora this morning. So far it's very interesting.