A common oversight by young architecture students is to pay little attention to the finer strokes of a design’s intent.
The little nuances are definitely important, and add flourish and aptness to the spaces you create. As architects, you’re going to be exposed to a wide spectrum of clients, from various demographics, earning capacities, and levels of luxury.
You’re going to have to find design solutions to cater to their tastes, wants, and budget – from the pragmatic to the super rich. And sometimes, the difference is in something simple – like picking a toilet.
A knowledge of technology is one way that facilitates an apt connection between user and designer – in order to support a lifestyle.
To demonstrate this, we’re going to do a comparison on seemingly one of the most mundane fixtures that architects specify – the humble water closet.
A toilet is a toilet, yes?