How does an architect handle a lack of inspiration or "architectural block" so to speak? Is there a source of inspiration that you can always turn to in this case?
What do you think has been the biggest change in the architectural design field in the past five years?
Biggest change would be green design (LEED, passive houses) and parametric design (Zaha Hadid), when all the earlier impossible structures and forms are precalculated ant tested while drawing.Creative block can only occur while participating in some competition or when you design in desert with nothing near."Form follows function". Grab on to one side of project requirements and soon you'll end up where you want.
But everyone needs some fresh ideas to stir your head. Some say it's best to look up none related or semi related things.For me works to look at over the top, big or avant-garde projects