Booming to knowledge from a beginner not really understanding the veracity of the tall standing structures to simply gazing at the wonderful strikes of curves and lines, voids and spaces, the mystery behind the tiniest fittings of these ranges, architecture has been a roller coaster of meanings even without meaning.
From tiny steps where these words did not signify meaning to posing time into efforts sketching the shades and hues, the perspective has grown deeper towards the marvels of buildings and the unsaid stories behind them.
Visualize the Dimension
Salvation by an imagination of an equal understanding that architecture in its visualizations is a discipline within itself, and one could argue that it’s equally important to continue to push the boundaries of buildings yet philosophies and achieve visions in new ways.
“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” – Zaha Hadid
Throughout this evolution of mankind, architecture has stood on the forefront as a representation of society, reflecting the values, successes, wars, trades, and eventual downfall of civilizations. From the intricate monumental structures to the minimalistic residences and skyscrapers that make up the fabric of a city, an entire holy eye of credos can still be explored.
More than just a Building
Art, history, mathematics, descriptive geometry, drawing, architecture, design, and other more possibly technical fields of knowledge have applied significant geometric principles to the solution of practical problems to architectural proximities. To provide meaningful architecture is not to detail the drawing but to articulate the vision.
Architecture is futurism, and the sole time it offers a critique that nearly suggests new ways to live, work, or play, it becomes a feat of the popular building that makes it hard to distinguish from science fiction.
Patterns that we see everywhere maybe, in the form of peaked roof connotations of home, or the majestic columns in an old bank do not simply boom from definitive wisdom about how things should look and portray, although their repetition seems to hint an ultimate consensus of focus, they’re actually the result of to and fro idiosyncratic accumulations of cultural identities, the materials available, economics, philosophies and geographic location and climate.
Most all of these factors are mutable, so while architecture evolves slowly compared to other visible artistic mediums, it still evolves.
“Architecture really doesn’t have to speak much…” The expression lies in silence through the guise of sunlight and wind.
Three Stages of Belief
The life experiences, discussions, the human sense put to work, and brand new information from the paparazzi can create a whole shift in perspective. The way the staircases twirl and stories unfold, the flowing waters and time, the much to gaze sky and silently hear the winds has an entire effect on the way we walk the walk and talk the talk. Beliefs..” the background of the experience and the vision for the expression, architecture has the power to reflect it all.
“Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe
To embody the very architectural language in its precincts this endangered a whole series of concepts that sought to strip back buildings to their bare essentials. Mies Van Der Rohe was looking for order and, before him, many other architects already theorized something similar.
Adolf Loos formally and Le Corbusier laterally, with this theory, in general, all the Modern Movement put forth the abolition of the superfluous, hence focusing, ornamentation is a distraction from the beauty of structural rationality, or perhaps worse still, an unfair symbol of extravagance.
But is less really more? And if so, is the opposite true? Is more actually less?
“Less is a Bore” – Robert Venturi
Postmodernism ushered in an age of warmer architecture, buildings that are full of character that display a greater sensitivity toward content and context, urban landscapes ingrained with more humor than the earnest monuments of Modernism. The debate is all about the virtue of architecture in its simplest say—“purity, cleanliness, unity, directness, clarity”.
The contemporary world demands an architecture that recognizes the complexity and contemplates the meaning. The ordinary pavilions of Mies in the most crystalline purity refuted their complete inability to speak to the complexity of the people they serve. No one could live in the famous Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.
To Venturi though, simplicity might somewhat be a virtue, the overt simplification of the complex problem of the house is careless and thus, in the end, makes for “bland architecture, Less is a Bore.”
“More is More.” – Andrea del Sarto
A variation to the flipside left wild to the purpose of imagination and deep felt controversy. The phrase from the poetry expressed brings out a new meaning to buildings. That is so the connection to art and architecture, where creativity meets science. With apprehensions of the more being actually excess or on the contrary fulfillment reflects the thin line of ideologies.
With the system of beliefs with the budding days, will no doubt continue for many decades to come—a fact that will only delight the user, the perennial belief of hierarchies in architecture.
The Architect’s Role
The creative nature and attention to detail, to be graced as a vivid combination of arts and intelligence. It’s less of a profession and more of a world-view, a lens with which to interpret all of your surroundings, a vision to make the move and a sword to divert the flow.
As such, it lends itself to so many visually creative mediums that call for the conceptualizing of space. The very idea of wanting to live an “authentic life” has been a trending buzzword lately, and being an architect with a laid-on perspective can certainly serve as the conduit to a desire to live creatively.
Move a line, stretch the realms, and twirl the curves and you can move millions. Architecture has been a source of inspiration to the zeal of absorbing the spaces into the context of real yet unreal. “…In addition to that, there’s a quality of magic….”