Architectural designing and planning, interior designing, landscape architecture, etc. are a few disciplines integrated under the big banner Architecture. Drawing relationship between the exterior and interior, what goes well with which design element and what adds on to the aesthetics of the building has always been the task every other designer needs to satisfy.

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“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.” – Adolf Loos

Writing about architecture is becoming increasingly important for today’s society, architects and otherwise. In this ever-globalizing world, we always require the information to progress in our professions at our fingertips. Writing about architecture in the daily columns or in the architectural magazines or even maintaining blogs helps the student architects and professionals alike.

It helps understand design trends that come up and fall as time goes by. It makes it easier for the younger generations to learn and even keep up. For architects, apart from designing, putting their thoughts and expressions into words also serves as an important tool, especially when it comes to branding themselves or creating a trademark for themselves.

Another way to look at it would be from the point of view of architecture as the art of crafting spaces, it becomes a form of expression. Every form of expression should be accompanied by a professional written document to establish the right kind of communication required between the creator and the user. It also plays the vital role of interpreting the design ideas and thoughts that have been put into the project.

This field has not received the attention it deserves in India. Many architecture schools still choose to ignore the advent of this field and the impact it has on society. It is high time that the schools include journalism in their curriculums.


Bharani Sri is currently a B.Arch student at the VIT School of Architecture (VSPARC), Vellore. She enjoys passing her time by reading about architectural history, art, philosophy, and criticism. She believes that the world would be a better place if everyone was encouraged to look through the lens of historical analysis.

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