Architecture is everywhere because of its elemental constituent: space– that exists between you and me, between us and our neighbourhood. It is the space we dwell in. It encompasses the most fundamental aspects of life, such as colours, shapes, light, shadow, and nature. Although we may be “looking” at the same space, we act and comprehend spaces differently because of our social, ethnic, religious, and geographical influences.
It may appear at times that the template of elements and assumptions we form about a place, a structure, or architecture predates our perception. Some times, these views shift as a result of life experiences, and other times, they remain unexplored.
The common impact
We may consider ourselves extroverted and ambitious at times, but how much of our life we spend indoors is astonishing. We are surrounded by shapes and colors from the sound of our alarm clock in the morning to our last thought on bed at night. Because they evoke emotions and feelings, shapes and colors already have a predetermined interpretation in
Have you ever wondered why playgroup schools are painted in bright colors and our homes are painted in light tones of yellow, blue…? rather than red or maroon? Cool colors like blue and violet are calming. Warm colors, such as red and orange, on the other hand, might evoke either rage or exhilaration.
Colors aren’t the only thing we have; we also have shapes. Organic shapes, such as leaf or flower prints, bring us closer to nature. Basic geometric shapes such as the circle, which denotes wholeness, and the upward triangle, which denotes power and direction. We are, after all, surrounded by these shapes and patterns. This has a considerable impact on our mood. It can both relax and excite us.
These are just a few of the unintentional effects that design can have on us individuals, but there are many more that are caused by who we are. Architects and designers, for example, may experience space differently than an ordinary passer-by.
The Outlook of Architects and Designers
When compared to others, architects have a unique perspective, in that they not only interact with buildings daily but also have to construct them. We not only design space but also interact with it while learning from it. Designing a building necessitates a thorough understanding of the specific building type being developed; it also necessitates learning how to ask the proper questions about the various circumstances in which the building might be used, as well as addressing them! Thus, when looking at a space, whether it is a structure, an urban environment, or even a town, an architect will not only see it for what it is but will also try to figure out how it was built and how it tends to work. This is because architects and designers are trained differently when it comes to perceiving space, which allows us to notice subtle differences in physical or virtual boundaries.
To anticipate the effects of space on the user, architects must think differently than the general public. Because of the rationalized thinking used to conceptualize spaces, architecture alters one’s perception of space. Furthermore, it is not only about user perception, but also about being able to refine the functioning of a society to achieve greater efficiency. The complexity of the human environment, on the other hand, frequently prevents people from seeing the benefits of the built environment. As a result, people frequently find themselves in a state of constant refusal with an architect’s conviction. Nonetheless, criticism is always a part of the process of change.
A simple conclusion is that when someone judges architecture, they are talking about how they perceive architecture rather than architecture itself. And as we go through life, we gain experiences that broaden our horizons. As a result, the impact of architecture on each of us will constantly change and evolve. But it is our responsibility as architects to carefully consider each proposal, location, client, and purpose before determining the different spaces we want to create. We must never forget that what we design contains space, and that these spaces have immense power. Architecture is one of the few professions that create such profound space, so we should seize the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the spatial qualities we are designing. Architects have the opportunity to reposition the value of our role in the process of conceptualizing, designing, and building an architectural object by doing so.
We saw how architecture affects us psychologically and physically, as well as how it can improve our environment and make life easier. Architecture is essentially concerned about the future, and architects are trained to imagine the world as it could be rather than as it is. So it is simple: architects can deliver and meet your space needs if and only if you ask. Thus, “Demand and architecture will provide for you.”