Inspiring Kids as the client

For once, I doubt the possibilities of what “the architects” can do to the world…
Yes, as time goes, things started to get more realistic and harsh…
As they said ” the REAL architecture world”…
Yes, for once I felt disappointing to what we can do as an architect,
or to be more appropriate “the future architects”

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Today, we presented our design and explore the “possibilities” for a primary school,

Aiming on improving the outdoor play spaces and of course, ongoing with our research…

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Our client/ audience : The principal, teachers, parents and kids…
This is my first time presenting to a group of people who are not in architecture field…
They are simply just the users or client…

I realized the difference between the existence of client and without…
Especially when our clients are the kids…
They can imagine themselves in the picture, in the renders, in the images…
And telling us how much they wanted to be in “there”…

When the clients said how much they are inspired by your design and drawings…
When the kids actually told us what they like and their brain busy imagining their future play space…
I can feel the happiness when the client is able to release their imaginary through their expressions…
How close can the imagination bring them to us…

I realized we aren’t just simply an architect, but a dream maker…
We make their dream and imagination possible…
We make things work….
We make a better place through design…

The simplicity of the kids’ thoughts can really cheer us up….
Sometimes we have to think big and we start to struggle when things aren’t big enough…
Then we forgot the main reason behind all these…

But…
We just need to be grateful…
The children reminded me about the main reason for architecture to go on…
Sometimes things might not be big, but they meant something for the users…

Things don’t have to be big to be great,
Things just have to be sincere and truthful to be meaningful…
When our ideas became their happiness….
I am glad and grateful for our capability…

Their dream is our possibilities…
We imagined and will make their dream into reality…

The small tiny happiness is …
“when small things are being appreciated from a different perspective…”

*Thanks for inspiring! Fellow children!

-kj-

20.05.2015

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