How Creators Build on the Past to Create Unique Work

No building is original; it’s inspired by past work and knowledge

Karina
Practice in Public

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Photo by Anton Maksimov 5642.su on Unsplash

There is nothing new happening.

Architects copy what works and make it their own and change it according to the environment and building site

Every site is different so there can never be the same house at the same location.

Every house is unique.

But the creativity and the ideas come from inspirations and strategies we learn at university to create a unique design for a house

We are not stealing from other architects or design styles but copy and make them our own.

The Greeks didn’t invent the column, but they created their own version and built the Parthenon.

Just like the Egyptians didn’t invent bricks or triangles, they made unique pyramids for their pharaohs.

For a long time, I was limited by the thought that I had to be unique and not copy anyone else. I learned that mindset at school: don’t copy someone else’s homework, you need to do it on your own…

Weird how small things like that can influence and limit your life for the next few decades.

Don’t copy, but get inspired and…

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Karina
Practice in Public

Introvert. Writing about my strategies from lessons learned about self-growth and productivity. Get my guide: karina-ahrer.com/boost-your-productivity/