On reminiscing about the first time she saw a magnificent structure or a movie set that captivated her to the point where she began researching the entire project on the web, and after gathering satisfactory information, she finally got to know the actual purpose and meaning behind that specific colour or the curve that was added, makes one go back to their days of starting this journey.
Architecture has moulded how one thinks and perceives the built environment. After getting hold of that particular thought, architects and designers see this world differently. This amalgamation of science and art has led to a revitalized perspective on one’s ability of analytical thinking and critical reasoning. The leading curiosity about finding new solutions to an everyday problem which passes by people without them noticing it has been the best achievement.
A freshly graduated student from high school when enters an architecture college with all those emotions that overflow, that sense of excitement and zeal to achieve in the major one has loved their entire life and finally being able to pursue the same has something, or perhaps a lot, to do with the change in how one sees the world after completing those five years.
The Holistic Approach
The thing about architecture is to find a purpose behind the creation that comes from a holistic approach toward the demand, which not only helps the designer to brainstorm better but also eases the person’s life. Being in architecture can teach the importance of effortless design and how it not only speaks for a better lifestyle and living conditions but also uncomplicates unwanted situations. It is all about conveying an ocean of words without having to speak.
Architecture adds to emotional intelligence and wishful thinking, letting the designer think more about the community they create, making a niche for them to persuade them to feel a certain way to achieve the purpose of the space created. Donald Schmitt, who talks and works on a transformative design in TEDxUTSC about ‘The impact of Architecture, said, “We should demand the kind of space and characteristics of space that allow us to create, to innovate, play and connect with great success. We need to demand our architects the spaces that support community, connection and collaboration. It’s been a theme that’s talked about so much today. How do we have the spaces that facilitate that because space does make that difference”. This pushes architects to rethink how to make spaces that connect mankind to their culture and stories, the places and rituals that are meaningful in their lives. It makes one more observant. Designers’ thought process is connected to simple daily affairs rather than creating complex situations for people, making them a lot more exhausted at the end of the day, resulting in cloudy and inefficient use of the design.
Easy doesn’t come easy
The idea is to reduce human effort, which will eventually help enhance lifestyle, feeling a sense of fulfilment and calmness without making a loud noise. On realizing that every person’s comfort varies from day to night but also in certain ways, a designer’s role comes into play. The aim remains to facilitate an individual’s life and get them going. Being in architecture makes one consider the importance of proximity and intangible design approaches. If one needs to delineate the blueprint, it doesn’t fulfil its purpose; rather, it adds to more problem-solving for people who might not want to do it as an additional task.
The increased exposure adds to a better understanding of work and user requirements simultaneously. Having a considerable amount of growing attention towards detail holds the utmost importance, more than one can even think. The more the people will feel associated with the place, the more it can be used efficiently, therefore having better mental and physical health. The smooth and flowy approach toward a design comes with experience. The more experienced one can think relatively and develop an enhanced user-centric approach to finally achieve acceptable global solutions.
But why is it so important to make the design easy? Why not make it more adventurous or thrilling? This is where the typology of a specific building makes the decision. Consider an office; making it complex in reaching to the assigned area will not increase the workability of the employees but will make it unapproachable by tremendously heightened human effort, whereas, if we take an amusement park, for instance, it has to be thrilling making individuals rifle through adrenaline rush just because the number of visits one has which is not every other day, until and unless one is a crew member. That particular population has separately designed offices.
Thinking about it this way, the perspective one carries with themselves keeps changing with exposure and zeal to keep improving. After all, the difference in moments one captures throughout their lifetime makes one unique.