Architecture is a word that once enters into someone’s living, it becomes an inevitable thought in almost every second of their lives. It captures the essence of life through the intricate involvement of every subject. Mathematics, physics are present in the form of pre- and post-impacts of the architecture on the environment and weather on a larger scale. Similarly, sociology is involved in the form of  user experience projection and interaction with a particular piece of architecture. Science is integrated in the composition of architecture through the material and its existence in accordance with the site’s climatic conditions, and the subject list goes on.


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Architectural Beauty_©christian koch

Architecture and Life

Pieces and bits of architecture can be traced in present life, life can be traced through ancient architecture. As in ancient times, buildings were ornamented with sculpturous carvings and paintings depicting different activities and phases of life, through which one can easily decode how they used to live and what occasions were celebrated. Similarly, the life of the people was affected by architecture. For example, the forts were built to safeguard from the opposition, which in turn left the women of that era limited to certain areas. The study of architecture and art of a particular period has the potential to unfold every bit of human psychology of that era.

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Ramayana carvings on Kailasa Temple_©Naina Bansal

Architecture and People

Architecture is different for different people. They could be classified roughly into

  • Who is dreaming of living in architecture (Students)
  • Who is living in architecture (Architecture students and professionals)
  • Who are only experiencing architecture (Clients and people from other fields, which are not related to architecture)

For people who are dreaming to live for architecture, it is a world full of creativity along with interesting exercises. Architecture fantasizes the students through the different teaching styles it demands interactive learning experiences, as students are attracted by toys in pre-primary classes. Architecture as a course carries art to attract people and charm to arouse interest among students.

People who are living in architecture are the ones who decide to pursue it as a degree or take up its bits and parts as a certificate course or diploma. That fantasizing creativity is rewarded to them with a batch of responsibilities. Those batches can be named as analysis, considerations, logical limits, technical limitations, quality assurance, and many more. It is a pool of creativity, but in India to a certain limit. As soon as the architect starts keeping money before creativity, the practice of architecture becomes a living disaster. And in the current era, it is effortless to demarcate those bunches of disaster. Yes, it is not easy to stick to something creative and innovative with workload and stressful deadlines.

Architecture is something that modifies a person physically, as well as mentally. The choices they made, the polished power of logical reasoning and many more soft skills are developed in the journey of becoming an architect. These people know the harsh realities of the direction of golden candies. Last but not least; the users of space and architecture. They are the ultimate teachers for architects. How the general public interacts with their designs and creations is persistent learning for any architect. The pure end user group is the one who experience spaces, without knowing much about why and what elements are forcing them to feel so in that particular space. Their reviews are the best to be considered, as they are unbiased.

So, architecture is the only field that is different for different people, as it is an amalgamation of Art and Science. Hence, each person can have different experiences, independent of the time of the day, even in the same space.

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People interacting with Architecture_©Gunnar Ridderstrom

Skills acquired through Architecture

Technical skills learned in an architectural school are:

  • Designing by following the requirements and existing conditions – What the site demands to restore, relocate, and preserve amalgamating it with the demands of the clients, by the building functioning and typology is not an easy game.
  • Channelization of thoughts – Putting the thought in a manner that fits into the limits and considerations mentioned by the site and client for that particular project. 
  • The balance between creativity and functionality – Building functionality is one of the prime parts to achieve in any typology of building or architecture.
  • Sensibility towards climate and environment – Climate should be disturbed the least. And in place of that, the architecture must be capable of creating planet positive impacts.
  • Time management – is a pure skill to learn, the deadlines to meet, and to live a life along with it.
  • The study of human behaviour – is also a pure skill to read the faces of humans and make them comfortable to take out the knowledge required for any project.
  • Presentation and visual representation – this is a game-changing skill. As it determines, whether the client will appreciate the hard work of your designing process or will ask for another option.

Assume a human habitat under water and a human habitat above clouds, obviously to occupy those habitats human’s life will be shuffled and juggled completely, which is much different from the current human habitats on land. Therefore, Architecture does not have any impact on life, architecture is life itself.


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Koch, C. (2016) Photo by Christian Koch on unsplash, Red bicycle parked beside black metal gate in front house photo – Free Door Image on Unsplash. Available at: (Accessed: 06 August 2023). 

Ridderström, G. (2021) Photo by Gunnar Ridderström on unsplash, People walking on street near buildings during daytime photo – Free Kempten Image on Unsplash. Available at: (Accessed: 06 August 2023). 


Naina Bansal is an architect. She is a podcaster too with the podcast name "Design Unlimited". She loves to explore and experiences immense pleasure in utilizing the trash from different sources as a construction material.