Architecture, as life, is an equation with many variables and, of course, the result changes depending on which variables are included. Therefore, in the case of architecture, if we only think about design, we would be focusing exclusively on one of many variables.
I recently worked on an industrial project and, as expected, after spending so much time dedicating myself to residential and commercial projects, I had to take a few minutes to change the frequency.
And it was precisely this process of change what made me think of the importance of taking the time to define the variables to be included before beginning the journey of a new project.
Obviously everything is easier when we work on a specific area of design all the time, but in times of crisis such as the one we are facing, we cannot always say no to a project that is out of our area of greatest expertise. In my case, I had worked before with industrial projects, but I cannot say they are my specialty.
Whenever we go from one design area to another, there are some variables that can play tricks on us; in the case of the switch from residential to industrial, scale is usually the most misleading. It is very easy to get lost in a game of huge spaces if we don´t use the necessary tools to understand what we do.
Hence the importance of making a pause to adapt our predetermined minds to a new set of variables and not get carried away by the rush that often drags us *to use an old expression* to the drawing board.
Seizing that rush is important, but it is even more important to begin the processes in the right way so we can avoid, detours along the way…
* This is just for fun*