We are all familiar with the photographer, who captures what he sees and feels into a photo. In these short stories, I do pretty much the same, the difference being that my impressions are captured into words that typically cover 1-3 pages of text. As someone told me recently, architects have good eyes, and excellent writing skills that are used for describing their findings and systems harmony.

Architecture documents are abstract and concise of nature; they can be viewed as essential writings about a certain topic. In their own, such documents from experienced architects are the result of artistic simplicity. And this is exactly the reason that I feel that there must be an audience for such writings about real life experiences in the form of what I call Architecture Impressions.

I strongly believe that "Essential Writing" can be called some kind of literature which is characterized by a rich use of words and a strong story. The main difference is that I try to use few words that essentially describe a situation according to the business adagio "less is more".

My style is based on architecture experiences, much reading, many emails, chats and international conversations; this implicates concise scenery descriptions, with in mind my motto of Beauty by Simplicity.

Please enjoy and share these stories.

 

Chinese Restaurants

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Signs You’ve Walked in to a Bad Western Restaurant in China.


There comes a time for everyone when you’re tired of ordering the same pizza or burger from the Western restaurant you trust and want to find a new but good place to eat. When it comes to Western food in China, this can be a heartbreaking affair. There are just so few places to choose from, and so many of those choices end up being disappointing. Western food is famously more expensive than Chinese food, but high prices do not always translate to a satisfying meal. While sometimes price can reflect the cost of importing rare ingredients, other times an unscrupulous restaurant owner might use serving Western food as an excuse for overcharging on substandard fare. Be warned, you would be surprised how much you can pay for a migrant worker to heat up a can of spaghetti for you. Here are seven signs to help you avoid such disasters.

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God as a concept

God as a concept

In my view, God is a concept and we all implement it in our way of thinking, decision making and acting. 

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The Treatment

The Treatment

The treatment of a bipolar disorder. At the end of a two year treatment period, Sharon received the following message. 

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Passport renewal

Passport renewal

Passport renewal experience in the light of re-engineering

Today, re-engineering or business process redesign has become a buzz word that is being uttered by almost everybody in the business community. 

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Simplicity as an art

Simplicity as an art

Today’s systems are utterly complex. Architecture is the answer to provide order in this chaos. An architecture is your compass for change, with the purpose of planning investments, development and system change in a managed way. Architects should strive for simplicity in their designs, such that they can be understood by the relevant audiences.

 

This article attempts to give an explanation of simplicity.

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Haiku - Beauty by Simplicity

Haiku - Beauty by Simplicity

What is Haiku?

Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. 

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Shopping Carts

Shopping Carts

Nowadays, each super market in Holland uses shopping carts. You may be familiar with this concept. In order to go shopping, you put a 50 eurocent coin in a shopping cart. 

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