Nothing in architecture happens quickly. Designing a building takes ages, and actually building it longer still. That can frustrate architects, who have an almost compulsive need to design and create. Many of them turn to fields as diverse as filmmaking and boatbuilding to spur creativity, develop ideas, and hone skills. It helps that they’re already good at three-dimensional thinking and digital manipulation. “If you pull yourself away, it opens your mind to new things,” says Pilar Proffitt of Poesis, and architecture firm that also designs, ahem, architectural furniture.
Debi van Zuyl
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