Readings 12 and 13
Okay, here's my third try...
renderings: This piece discussed the difficulties in accurately rendering our architectural designs and concepts. In our 2D presentations, it is really hard to depict the essence of a building.
frustration: The author was endlessly frustrated with all the possible ways to render a design on paper. He decided there was no truly great way to depict our designs.
Questions: In the modern age, do computer programs such as Google Sketchup negate this issue? Shouldn't architecture schools spend more energy on bringing their students to famous buildings that they study?
environmentalism: This reading had a strong eco-friendly lean. It dealt with the ethical questions of nature and man-made nature. It discussed how our values must be totally re-evaluated if we want to change the impact we're having on the environment.
questioning: The reading asked us how much we should control nature in order to please ourselves. It ultimately decided it is a personal question and is subject to our values.
Questions: How much should we dominate or influence the environment? Where is the line between dominating and influencing? Is it worth it to have a pretty landscape?