• Rudra D Pawar

Build, don't talk - Architecture


Architecture is three dimensional photography,

it speaks about its time, for ears to come.

Architecture is both the process and product of Planning, Designing, Constructing buildings and other physical structures. Being a Photographer, I have experienced this quite a lot, weather its the client or a fellow companion, everyone has there own views on my Photographs. For them, my work is not perfect, it never will be, but yes I have accepted this fact, art is not everyone’s cup of tea. One man’s treasure is another mans trash. Just like that, even Architecture will never achieve some perfect state, reason being the changes as people change.


Theory of architecture:


  • Durability – a building should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.

  • Utility – it should be suitable for the purposes for which it is used.

  • Beauty – it should be aesthetically pleasing.


History :


Origin


Buildings first evolved out of need for Shelter. As the cultures developed and knowledge began to formalise through traditions and practices, buildings became craft, and the most highly formalised and respected versions of the craft were termed as “Architecture”.



Ancient Architecture


Supernatural and Divine were the terms associated with the ancient architecture.



Asian Architecture


In many asian countries, religion led to architectural forms that were designed specifically to enhance the natural landscape.



Islamic Architecture


This began with incorporating architectural forms from the ancient Middle East.



Middle age Architecture


The major architectural undertakings in this era were the buildings of abbeys and cathedrals.



Early modern Architecture


With the emerging knowledge in scientific fields and the rise of new materials and technology, architecture and engineering began to separate, and the architect began to concentrate on aesthetics and the humanist aspects, often at the expense of technical aspects of building design.



Modernism


By mid-century, Modernism had morphed into the International Style, an aesthetic epitomized in many ways by the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center designed by Minoru Yamasaki.



Postmodernism


Postmodernism produced a style that combined contemporary building technology and cheap materials, with the aesthetics of older pre-modern and non-modern styles.



Architecture today


Environmental sustainability has become a mainstream issue, with profound effect on the architectural profession. Many developers, those who support the financing of buildings, have become educated to encourage the facilitation of environmentally sustainable design, rather than solutions based primarily on immediate cost.


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