A fresh perspective.
A key component of good design is to think differently. The best way to do this is to spend time with young people, children in particular, listening to the kinds of questions they ask. Children see the world for what it is as they have not learnt to simply accept the world around them. The questions they have can challenge us to re-evaluate our way of thinking.
Pablo Picasso once said that every child is born an artist, the problem is how to remain one once we grow up. Society tends to tell you that it’s all just the way it is because that’s how it has always been. If this was truly the case design innovation in architecture or anything would not exist. If we stopped questioning things we wouldn’t see the need for change.
At Wolf Architects we have always encouraged young designer’s ideas in our office. It’s a learning and supportive environment.
Teaching is an excellent way to stay in touch with fresh young minds. Director Taras Wolf has taught architecture at University level for over a decade and believes that the teachers can learn more than the students if they pay attention to how their students perceive the concepts being taught. Many of our leading team members today started in our office fresh out of University or even as students of Mr Wolf. These young minds are vital to keeping our designs fresh and innovative.
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