Creativity and architecture: common principles

Creativity and architecture go hand in hand. I don’t think one can be without the other. In theory, and in practice, creativity can find order, form, and structure through the same concepts that architecture uses.

For example, architecture is based on people and shapes its design and function according to the needs of communities. Creativity is used to find solutions to challenges and, at the same time, it can improve people’s personal lives or work environments.

Creativity is an expression that can take many forms. On the other hand, since prehistory, architecture has been used as a way for civilizations to express culture.

If we think about it, building a life or a career requires a solid foundation; a structure that can shape our circumstances in the right direction. Emulating a discipline that involves designing and construction can provide some great benefits.

According to the Roman architect Vitruvis, a good building encompasses durability, utility, and beauty. Later on, function replaced utility, which allowed the involvement of aesthetic, psychological, and cultural dimensions.

Creativity works in similar ways: it requires function to have a purpose. It brings to life something that transcends time. It nurtures from the beauty that the creator observes.

Another concept that is being used to refer to plans of action in any field is blueprint. In architecture, it’s a print with white lines on a blue background that serves as a guide to make something. Nowadays, this term is used for business strategy, creative processes, and even as an arousal map that reveals a person’s erotic language.

To create, one must first question everything.

eileen Gray

Hence the importance of observing with curiosity and paying attention to your surroundings; the impact of knowing yourself and learning about your creative seasons to plan and take action.

What should you ask yourself when creating your blueprint?