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Architectural Manifesto Essay

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A manifesto by definition is “a declaration of policy and aims” so taken from this description, an architectural manifesto would be the ideas of the architect. The new project for history is to come up with our own Manifesto, before one can do this, research needs to be done and examples must be looked at. So this essay will look at the process of creating a manifesto and the essay will also discuss other architectural manifestos which were used as inspiration for me to create my own manifesto.
Before you can create a manifesto, research is done to not only get a clear idea of what you are creating but also to get inspiration from other manifestos that were created in the past.
Fist I looked at the different types of manifestos that can …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that an architectural manifesto is a declaration of policy and aims. the new project for history is to come up with our own manifesto.
  • Explains the different types of manifestos that can be created such as a goal, list, rules, and world.
  • Explains that they would like to create a list manifesto, which would be easier to achieve because it's not as threatening.
  • Explains that architecture is a profession that requires attention and passion. it is rewarding because you get to see and experience your work.
  • Opines that being an architect is a very important thing, because it is important to design for yourself and your client.
  • Opines that the architecture community is aware of the importance of greener living.
  • Explains that being more environmentally friendly is important in our social environment. robert brown butler's book 'architecture laid bare! in shades of green' talks about the most simplistic way to be green.
  • Explains that people can create amazing structures that are incredible and yet still green at the same time. these include white roofs, organic insulation, and high efficiency windows.
  • Explains that in making a manifesto, one has to reflect on themselves and what they want to accomplish, such as creating simplistic green architecture to help reduce environmental impacts.
  • Analyzes how the essay discussed my ideals and what i hope to achieve in my career of being an architect and an architectural student.

This career is also incredibly rewarding because you get to see and experience your work. You can see its progress and how it looks once it is finished and then even after that you can still experience it and see how other people react to your building or the place that you have designed. Only after seeing how other people interact with your building will you know if it is a success or not which is like no other profession. Lots of professions are very instantaneous, did you save someone, did you teach properly or have you added correctly but architecture is something that lives on even after you are gone. It is something that can immortalise a person which is incredibly poetic.
Being an architect is a very important thing, you have a large amount of responsibility. You control a large aspect of someone’s life whether it is where they walk in a shopping centre or where they sleep and eat, and that is why it is very important to design for yourself and your client. You have to imagine the space as if you were there, you need it to be …show more content…

People don’t want to have a complicated way of life, they want to be simplistic and still be looking after then environment. My goal is to therefore create sustainable living but on a very simplistic bases because more often, people like to do as title as possible. In 2015 it is very important to go green, even though scientists are looking for new planets to move to, it is still very important to look after the planet that we live on now. The architecture community is aware of the importance of greener living. SANS 10400 Part X and Part XA is a SABS document that are responsible for the requirements of environmental sustainability and energy usage in a building. The document then ha tables that a building needs to comply with such as, Maximum annual consumption per building classification for each climate zone . These documents are important for creating greener buildings but they are not enough, documents such as SANS are not enough, for example electricity, the world is running out of non-renewable resources. Unrenewable resources such as coal but places such as South Africa are still running and building more coal power stations or are looking into creating Nuclear Power stations instead of infesting more into wind turbines for power. Problems like this need to be fixed not just in the county but in the homes people live in and the buildings people work in,

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