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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