Various means of communication

Inchgarvie, Forth Bridge, Signal Station House...

Inchgarvie, Forth Bridge, Signal Station House – – 1002332 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Architectural sketch made by Willis P...

English: Architectural sketch made by Willis Polk for his client Charles Stetson Wheeler, illustrating the building project known as “The Bend” on the McCloud River near Mount Shasta in Northern California. This Shingle-style building was torn down by William Randolph Hearst and rebuilt by Julia Morgan to be a Gothic stone building. The Wheeler Ranch land on which this was sited was purchased by Hearst and joined with the Wyntoon property. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hill (1999), in his criticisms of viewing architecture as a language, notes that music would be a better analogy–particularly the notions of harmony, discord, contrast, and rhythm.
He notes that architecture also has a number of similarities to sculpture and painting, which reminds of us of Langer’s discussion of presentational forms.
• The poor communication of architectural domain knowledge to the client has been implicated as a main barrier to increasing the quality of the design itself and the satisfaction of the client at the same time.
Effective communication between the architect and the client is therefore crucial if the state of affair is to be improved.
• Various means of communication has evolved over the long period of the development of architecture and the communication theories.
Verbal communication, written documentation, architectural technical drawings and architectural rendering have been employed in architectural design as a tool for the architect to communicate effectively with the client.
• However, architects are still the subject for blame when the communication fails to meet its objectives.
• Is this really the architect’s fault? Or is it actually the misunderstanding of the client? Or both? what do you suggest?

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