Architecture has been around for a long time. Through the ages, it has reflected every aspect of society, our values as a community, our triumphs, and our demises. From structures we consider to be monumental to everyday living arrangements, all the buildings make up the fabric of history and society. By studying them, the picture of who inhabited them becomes clear. By researching the environments that once stood, combined with our clear understanding of the environment and psychology, we’re beginning to come to the understanding that the way architecture affects us is broad. This makes us wonder: What has architecture done to society? Aside from architecture, interior design is also an important part of designing a building. Check out Studio G Interior Design if you need help in this area.
How Important Architecture Is
Architecture stands to create an environment in which we can all live. Beyond that, we can say that architecture certainly surpasses a comfortable home. It’s also a part of who we are. It stands to represent how we interpret the world around us and ourselves.
While we can all agree that shelter isn’t a difficult concept, the way the buildings are shaped, the climate surrounding them, the materials used in making them, and the values shared by the society who built them are all quite complicated. As we become more and more connected with each other, our style has changed, but even with modern buildings, we still have to understand the little things when it comes to the built environment.
Architecture is a standalone discipline. Many agree that it pushes the boundaries of what we thought was possible, it’s all in the pursuit of the craft.
More Than Building
Architecture is something that affects society on the highest level all the way down to the most personal, it has an effect on its occupants that cannot be measured. Everything from how the space is laid out and the materials used in finishing the project affect the mood, health, and productivity of the occupants. Those who work in places that have a design to them call in sick less, have more focus at work, and contribute more within a working day.
Those who work in buildings that one could consider sterile, made of too much concrete, or simply boring tend to carry more stress than those who work in fun buildings. Making sure the building is designed to be beautiful and awe-inspiring, or something that seems serene and connected to nature has left individuals feeling happy and relaxed.
The connection people have to well-designed architecture doesn’t seem to be something that can be measured. With that, we all understand the happiness felt when walking into a building with a design that’s just right. It isn’t only something that’s functional, it’s something that resonates with us deep within. While it’s important to have a function in mind while designing architecture, it’s important to understand the emotional connection we all have to the art form as well, as they both help us understand how architecture should be built. It isn’t simply understood on just an intellectual level, it’s also an emotional art form that should be understood on that level as well.
The Architect’s Role
Architecture incorporates both science and art, it has something to do with psychology, economics, politics, sociology, and more. At HMC Architects, we take the time to get a full understanding of the community, client, and environment we build within. This happens before we bring any drawings to the table.
We learn from the projects that came before us. This includes our own and successful projects completed by others. The spaces of the places we care for stir up emotions in us that aren’t easily understood, when all the knowledge and research collected by those who study architecture are used appropriately, we find that building them is easy.
Technology is a great contributor to how architecture is practiced and how it plays a role in society. Our ability to instantly shoot an email, the global data we have access to, and all the research ever collected have certainly changed us as professionals.