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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
It is easy for even the most accomplished of designers to lose sight of their
higher creative goals, once they are in ensconced in practice and burdened by
the everyday concerns of running an office and overseeing complex projects.
However, it is essential for any architect aspiring to achieve a mastery of
their profession to retain an ongoing awareness and understanding of their
creative development. This book is a touchstone for architects who want to get
back to a creative form of practice, in order to continue progressing and
evolving their work.
Mastering Architecture draws on the research of approximately fifty
architects who have taken a close look at the nature of their own mastery. This
research into mastery reveals things that every practitioner should know about
their creative practice – things which most architects are only aware of at an
intuitive level. The book flags up personal attributes, such as stamina,
creative energy and intellectual capital, which are intrinsic to dynamic
practice. It also suggests ways in which practitioners can self-curate their
positions within the triangle of their creativity, evolving not only the
cultural structure of their profession but the wider world in which they