10 Reminders we all Need

I found this list written by a European Architecture firm about their rules on design.

Now it may not be rules . . .  just their list of 10 things to design by. Either way the list is a worthy reminder for anyone who creates/designs for a living.

From the firm Ortner&Ortner.


10 reminders for better architecture

1.
invent nothing

2.
mix everything

3.
consult artist

4.
refine simply

5.
take it further

6.
remain enigmatic

7.
embrace the old

8.
separate  shell from  contents

9.
be bold

10.
learning by numbers

Here’s the list in it’s original state.

25 words, a lot of great thought in 25 words. More of us should probably think this way, design this way, and probably even live this way.

There’s too much noise in the World.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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