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Failed ….Modern Architecture

MINIMALISM…LESS IS MORE…..FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION…..INNOVATIONS ……MODERN TECHNIQUES……..

If you are associated with architecture than you must be familier with these phrases sometimes or even more often.The whole World is now covered with the so called ‘modern architecture‘. The innovative techniques advancements are done on the daily basis in the field of architecture.

But according to me the true meaning of Architecture lies in the way how we follow our own cultures and traditions.It does not depend on what we perform but how we perform our daily activities. The way how one lives their life and performs their activities by keeping their values and traditions as a North Pole.

Modern Architecture fits in all aspect of a good and civilised society but it cuts the people from their roots.(roots here means of one’s own identity , their culture ,tradition and their link to ancesters)The architecture moulds the human being.They live according to the way their spaces are organised and planned which ultimately decides what they do and how they do…?

It destroyed the real identity of the region and scripted the life of people in the same format.This is boring and has negative impacts for the long term.As architecture is all about the life and its relation with the human being.How one celebrates the built form.?Its a whole journey which includes the study of history and the adaptations along with time to live a more easy and efficient lifestyle.But the –

traditions and culture should always be the guiding light for the Architects

all over the world.More we focus on our roots more we would be able to relate and connect to our ancestors.Also it would help us in getting the real meaning and purpose of life.

I’m not against the modern architecture besides I do like the principles and philosophy of it.But in the most important aspect like the preservation of identity it failed .This is the reason why we see the whole world is wearing the same mask of Glass, Steel and Concrete.We can’t relate any country by just seeing its building individually.

For example when we talk about the Greek and Roman than an image would flash in our minds of the orders of their columns like Doric ,Ionic and Corinthian. Similarly then we talk about any country the image got created in our minds.As a result of this the countries lost their uniqueness.

The Falling Water

By going through the one of the finest architect from the world and his master piece THE FALLING WATER( one of the heritage sites of the world being preserved since 1957) designed by Frank Lolyd Wright.The building opposes the modern architecture in the use of materials .This building is a retreat house itself .By the use of rocks and wood it opposes a modern architecture in a constructive way.

Now a days many architects lost their taste of using the natural materials or they don’t have developed it. The’ truth is that the great architects have made the best use of local materials and also they tried to find the best outfit for their projects ‘(means the materials for their projects).Which ultimately became their identity and their signature styles.

Thus there is a need to change the way we build. In order to preserve the identity and uniqueness of the people.If not taken care than the whole world will look similar.Their would be no distinction between the geographical areas on the basis of their traditions culture and values,which I personally think is important for the coming generations.

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Architecture – ‘TREASURE OF IDENTITY’

India is a large country with rich culture and traditions.With one of the finest example of artwork of Mughal Architecture-” TAJ MAHAL” .Built on the bond of love .It captures visitors from all over the world.It gave the country its identity on the map of world occupying the place in one of seven wonders of the World.Yet there are many truths which are hidden which needs to be unfolded.

To through some light, let me make you aware layer by layer.As on the one layer we see a lot of population who are getting modern each day.They get the best outfits for their outgoings. By wearing the fake mask, they keep their social accounts and photos to a large number of filters….

While going to the ground reports, we find that people when asked about their questions on how their homes be like and whom they like to hire…? their answers be like

…. I will get it on internet as there are much available there …….

and also some be like

... ummm…..the house we are living on rent, we will get our house on the same plans…

I can’t understand why..?

Let me give you a example to understand more clearly ,

“If you are a ‘LOIN’ and you are said to wear the outfit of ‘DONKEY.’..Will u wear it..?”

or

“If you are a boy and someone offers you a set of skirt and bikney…Will ypu accept it ..?”

The same case arises on our home tooo…. As we can’t live our life on the others identity similarly we can’t live in the other’s house..your house is your’s ,it is fit for your’s personality…We all have our own identity which is represented by our outfits…

Why their mindset are set so… ? either they don’t read books or they are much more stick to the serials like saas -bahu and so which is degrading the minds of people slowly and slowly.

Also ,this might be the reason that only a little population are reaching to the designers in our country .I think that there is a yet a large more distance to travel for our country to get the full freedom from this mindset.

Some might have a large questions in their minds that Architects are too expensive to hire ..!! Yes this is true we are expensive.But they don’t see that they are not spending but they are investing for their ownself in all aspects-MONEY , HEALTH , LIFESTYLE

  • MONEY as you save a lot in energy efficiency of building, a lot on faulty construction and also a building which is made well designed functionally,they can be sold on a good prices than any average building
  • HEALTH as you are going to build a healthy habits and this bring psychological and a physical well being too, as written by Napoleon Hill in his book’THINK AND GROW RICH’
  • LIFESTYLE you will easily achieve

So there is a need to clear it from ground.There should be more awareness programmes among people.They should be taught about its importance .Also, not only for Architecture but for all fields there should be courses for students, so that they can explore and find fields of their interest for their future and for this country .As the Taj Mahal is holding the identity, in same way our people should also have their IDENTITY.