Joshua Prince-Ramus Analysis

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Biography Joshua Prince-Ramus who was born in August 11th in 1969 is the Chief of REX Architecture. He founded this firm of architecture and design firstly as the branch of OMA (Office of Metropolitan Architects) in New York City in 2000. When he was still a senior architect following the main office of Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam. Then he transposed the firm as REX in 2006. About his education, his first undergraduate degree was in philosophy from Yale University. Then he turned to study Architecture in Harvard University (3) where he got his bachelor and Master degrees. He said: “I had a sculpture professor who was very influential in my thinking. He really encouraged me to consider getting a degree in architecture.”(Direct Connection’s Interviewers…show more content…
He proposed that soft thinking is the base of creative thinking. He insured that a creative person tends to imaginative visions, and when he deals with realistic serious data in a metaphorical visualization. While (Getzels and Csikszentmihalyi 1966) suggested that a creative designer is the one who has his own vision to the world. He also recognizes different problems. How a person treat a problem is the main issue of finding creativity as it remarked by (Getzels 1979). Likewise,(Rhodes 1961) and (Feist 1998) mentioned that a creative person is he who has the ability to explore and redefine familiar objects. He destruct and reconstruct it again in sensitive passionate ways. His mind is flexible to change and develop. Actually this destruct-reconstruct process was described by (Vidal 2013) as game playing attitude that’s similar to solving puzzles. According to that, personal characteristics of Joshua Prince-Ramus are going to be analyzed in the following parts. These parts are describing and analyzing: how he find problems and deal with them [0], how he has soft thinking properties [3.2.2] and what are the philosophical principles that he follows in his designs.…show more content…
Ramus has all the attributes that make him a creative designer. He has ability to analyze design aspects and to observe failures. These abilities are needed to be encouraged for students and junior architects to reach more creativity in architecture (Hyman 2014). Although, architecture is field of practical thinking as same as engineering which means it need hard thinking (Vidal 2013). It also need soft thinking – actually more than before- because of its philosophical and artistic aspects. Combining metaphorical sketching with realistic world of construction. In addition to that, any architect should has the ability to discover problems beyond given problems in order to solve them creatively. So, we can conclude by figuring that the creative architect and designer do not stop at typical features or stick on practice’s dogmas. A creative architect is reviewing all the merits and focuses on providing innovations to make his designs novel and exceeded general

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