nouna final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project,before a deadline.
Sound familiar? As I wondered if our lives were a charrette, I realised that there would be no lasting essence to it. And yet, it is important that, in architecture school/ profession, we assimilate a cathedral of ideas into a set scheme under pressure, under efficiency.
Join me- Melanie Philomena D’Souza, a third-year architecture student from Muscat, Oman, at the University of Kansas, as I set out on my own life-charrette, my individual firm crawl, and etch my memories in stone here in my internship diary.
Feel free to wonder, suppose and critique. We only learn more and more every day!
As for the real me? Mumbai-born, Muscat-raised, US-educated, I breathe my best with music, travel, wine, word games and sunny skies.