Fire. It’s the one thing that can destroy true artistic architectural design. And it is a living nightmare for any architect. The mere thought of seeing years of hard work, dedication, and passion go up in flames is enough to send shivers down my artistic spine.
The loss of a piece of art, a piece of history, a piece of our collective cultural heritage is unbearable. It’s also about the loss of human ingenuity and creativity. And that’s what makes it so damn heart-wrenching to see homes go up into flames and settle innto ash.
I remember the first time I saw a building that I had designed go up in flames. I was standing there, watching in horror as the flames consumed every inch of the structure. The heat was so intense that I could feel it on my skin, even from a distance. But what was worse than the physical pain was the emotional pain. It was like watching a part of myself go up in smoke.
And then there’s the aftermath. The ash and rubble that’s left behind. The smell of smoke that lingers for weeks. The hollow feeling in your chest as you survey the damage. It’s a cruel reminder of what once was, and what will never be again.
But the worst part is, it’s preventable. So many fires are caused by human error, neglect, or stupidity. It’s a sickening thought that something so beautiful and precious can be destroyed so easily and senselessly.
And it’s not just the architects and designers who suffer. It’s the community that loses a piece of its identity. It’s the people who lose their homes, their businesses, their memories. It’s the future generations who will never get to experience the beauty and wonder of these structures.
It’s a tragedy, plain and simple. But it’s a tragedy that we can prevent. By being vigilant, by taking precautions, by valuing and protecting our architectural heritage.
So let this be a wake-up call. Let it serve as a reminder of the fragility and importance of true artistic architectural design. Let it be a reminder to never take it for granted. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever…
And that’s a thought too painful to bear..even rehabbing a house in Phoenix AZ, could be alot.
I hope that people will start to realize how much we lose with the destruction of these buildings. It’s not just bricks and mortar, it’s a part of our culture, our history, and our identity. And when it’s gone, it can never be replaced.
So let’s do everything in our power to protect it, to preserve it, to cherish it. Because in the end, that’s what true artistic architectural design is all about. It’s about creating something that will stand the test of time, something that will inspire and move people for generations to come.
Let’s not let fire be the thing that destroys it..