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Architects; living the dream..

by Andika Ibnu Praditya (1006717590)

Being a part of the grand society of architects is a difficult process to endure. Architecture is said to be one of the most prestigious careers in the world. Architects plan and design structure that fulfill human needs and they also communicate through their designs or what we might call as “masterpieces”. Besides that, an architect is someone that can create something out of nothing for example, an empty space has now become a twenty story high building.

Getting on to that top spot of architect is very difficult. The process you have to get through, the sacrifices you have to make, the endless days without sleep that you have, and also the time spent basically staring at your designs is a very though and endurable process to get through. I salute those architects that have been able to come this far in their lives and receive the respect and honor that they truly deserve.

The world without architects would be a very dull and boring world. The creativity that an architect can bring is something that can please the hearts of millions. An example that can be found near our home is the monas building in Central Jakarta. It is truly an iconic figure of indonesian success and has become a symbol of freedom for the indonesian culture. The monas itself was designed by architects Soedarsono and Frederich Silaban. Their creation has been able to captivate the hearts of the indonesian people. This just shows that an architect can create something special that can influence the lives of millions of people nationwide and also worldwide.

Becoming an architect is truly a dream that many ponder upon. The illustrious feel of achievement when you successfully finish your design is a feeling that can truly be indescribable. But before you are able to feel that, you have to get through many difficult processes that need you to sacrifice many things.

Categories: Architecture
  1. architectureintl2010
    March 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    well nice introduction,
    me personally architecture is something mostly learnt outside the class, in class really mostly we share and simply being “tested’ of how far we individually achieved.

    and in my perspective, architecture is not a dream, really…
    i dream of making a better Indonesia, i know sound so hypocrite. but really really have this longing heart, and i guess i can use the arts of architecture to achieve my dream. i put a trust in architecture that it will take me to my dream and to support my family later on,

    anyway i believe architect is a gift of humanity

    bernard ibrahim

  2. March 29, 2011 at 11:05 am

    true, well every perspective is basically correct.. but what i was saying is that it can actually become a dream when the architect has managed to create something that he/she has long planned and design.. the process of design for me is like living a dream (although it can sometimes turn out to become a nightmare)

  3. architectureintl2010
    March 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    nice post, andika!
    but why you decided to use Monas as an example, instead of something that is more “useful” or more into society`s life, cause I think architecture is not just about iconic thingy and so on, it is more; what we can give to the society or as what bernard said, to our country. thanks!

    Mariyam Yasmin

    • architectureintl2010
      March 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      well, because i wanted to give an example of a structure that is iconic and has a huge meaning to our nation. monas is actually something that is useful. it has been a center icon of the city of Jakarta, even the nation itself. people from all around the country, even the world come to monas to see its beauty, this helps create a source of income. it also has become a place where society can interact and communicate with one another and a place to gather. so basically monas for me is a good example of what i was trying to say in my post.
      Thanks for the comments 🙂

      Andika Ibnu Praditya

  4. architectureintl2010
    March 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Oh,okey, now I understand why you chose Monas 🙂

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