Saturday, November 21, 2009
Architecture and Coffee
One thing puts me back into my mainstream thought line instantly--- Coffee. We do our coffee breaks in the morning because it is the best time, before all hell breaks loose, to force ourselves out of routine and get the creative juices going.
We never had a plan other than to get people together to enjoy a cup of coffee and a conversation. Most often, it may lead to passionate discussions (a 15 minute meeting may extend to 2 hours of discussion) of design and "what ifs" and future of architecture as a craft. For an architectural firm, the coffee maker machine has been an integral part of the office so it is vital that it is kept running as smoothly and efficiently as possible also to make creative minds work together better.