These are some of the few points in the first part of the book; Thinking. And it made me to re-think and re-value my approach towards the client self-thought. This knowledge could be used an ice-breaking sessions with them and should be a guiding book to translate our architectural jargons and interpret design process into simple and small words such as happy!
" a good architect is FREE. They'll cost you no money in the long term, because if they're any cop they'll take your vision of what you want, strain it through their own peculiar and labyrinthine mind, prod and knead it gently with pencil and rubber, and then bake it at 200 C in their CAD software before delivering it back to you in a pretty box. You don't get the raw ingredients of a building with a good architect, you get the perfumed, heavenly experience of the finished syllabub: you get your vision fully wrought and resolved and handed back to you perfectly formed and larger than you ever thought possible. As a result, your home will be better and therefore worth more, and you will be happier. Now that is a secret of life" Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs Handbook