How have you kept yourself busy over the years when many businesses and practices have been affected?
My family has encouraged me to revive my art. And to my surprise, I produced a lot of work, and to my even greater surprise, I sold a lot of it. So, I am a painter too! Without Covid, I wouldn’t have regained my love for art nor returned to it.
So the period has allowed me to do something else with my time, focus, and energy. All of us have that capacity. Perhaps Covid is telling us in a way to re-examine life again. I know of friends who have changed occupations. Some found new pursuits in life. Some are enterprising and changed professions.
It is to re-examine my life and remember that it is never too late; one day, we will pass away and pass on too.
All of us lost projects during the pandemic. The period has taught us to level ourselves for work capacity. I think we are all resourceful in our ways.
So let us not take what has happened as a defeat but as something we can turn into usefulness and new purposes in life. Some of us have the capacity for new ideas or new ideas for architecture. Some contribute more than others with contemporary architecture and construction methods.
Forever, we must adapt and keep changing for the betterment of the future. Every nation has its problems. So how do we solve our problems? As architects, we contribute to nation-building to protect the environment. And to enhance it.