Quest for New Architecture
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We all live and work in buildings. From the humblest to the sublime, there is no reason why any of these should be less than inspiring even in small ways. One of the means through which we try to create order and make sense in our endlessly intriguing yet microscopic world is to provide ourselves with shelter.
The turn of a stair. The way sunlight falls through windows in mesmerizing patterns on floors. Material cool to the touch in the heat of summer. The rhythm of an arcade. The pregnant quality of a dome. At its best, architecture, which is different from building, lifts our spirits and sends shivers down our spines. At its worst, it belittles us. Although it really shouldn't, Ever.
Architecture touches all of our senses. Our culture is about making of things. A process which starts with the provision of shelter from the elements. Architecture fulfills this basic need and its expression across time, history and space. And is as varied as the paralleled worlds of plant an animal species.
There is a difference between building and architecture. Animals can build. Their innate sense of geometry and knowledge of light-weight materials is unsurpassed. Humans, though, developed architecture. The science and art of building. The transformation from mere shelter into that of a self-conscious work of art.
20th century architecture could go any one of many different ways. New materials, computers, and a sense of freedom from our ever changing philosophies and dominant movements gave design engineers a greater range than they ever had before. Continuing to explore and push the limits of innovative use of geometry, matter and color to introduce a new, humanistic modern design, showcasing the various designs for over a quarter century.
Back to the Future
Buildings by design engineers who have a real aesthetic sense are rare. Most continue to be filled with inept imitations, economically handicapped reproductions of our grandiose ideas brought down to their lowest common denominator. The theoretical cutting edge of design and engineering is ever moving at the periphery of public interest.
Most buildings in the real world are still conceived in modes and even in styles that might not have seemed unfamiliar fifty years ago. Architectural designs that will come out of the computer age will bring forth shapes that no architecture has imagined before is advancing. The computer can also greatly facilitate the design engineers of highly complex forms. If such sculptured shapes are in the future of architecture, then they have to be more than an aesthetic whim. Adaptability, capacity to change with use and evolve with time. These are the underlying victims of the new architecture designs, a living breathing art form in this world.
Architecture is a continuously evolving art. Advances in technology have enabled design engineers to build intelligence into buildings. To create structures that can respond to changes in environment and then adapt to human needs.
Quest for New Architecture
Architectural History
Spherical Concepts
Manufactured Housing
Prefab Solutions
Geometric Structures
Steel vs. Wood
Plan Design Services
Advanced Technologies
Ecological Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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