“The purpose of architecture is to design
buildings “– (unwin, 1997)
Simon unwin says that the purpose of
architecture to design building is unsatisfactory because he feels that limiting
architecture just for the design of buildings destroys the true concept behind architecture.
When one thinks of architecture what usually comes to their mind is that it involves
buildings, but architecture isn’t solely about that, it’s about the basic needs
of the human being and the identification of place which gives the true meaning
of architecture. Architecture is considered as conceptual organization,
basically the way ideas are organized to achieve a purpose.
When you think of home, you think of
place where you, stay, eat, sleep etc.; it gives you a place for all these
activities. Architecture serves all your purposes in life. It is basically
gives you the identification of place. For example when you go for camping, you
set up a tent. The tent becomes the center of your lives. It becomes a place
for you to eat, cook, sleep etc. You begin to establish a house. You begin to organize
the surrounding into different places that you use for different purposes.
Place is very important aspect of architecture because architecture belongs
mainly to the things we do in our lives, it changes and develops into new
things. Architecture isn’t based just on ideas of one individual. It is a
mixture of the individual using it and the designer. The user gives an idea to
the designer of how they would want their space to be designed and the designer
makes it accordingly putting in his ideas as an architect and reaching to the
expectations of the user.
We make a sense of our surroundings
by organizing them into different places. We relate to the world through space.
It always about being in the right place. When you sleep on the bed you feel
comfortable because it’s a perfect place for you to sleep but you feel uncomfortable
to sleep in the bus because it spoils your sleep. Whether simple or complex
places accommodate our daily lives. They provide the frame in which we exist or
Architecture is to improve human
life, to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life.
Architecture isn’t limited to a frame, It is considered the ”mother of arts”
(Unwin, 1997). Architecture integrates life. People and their work are an
important part of architecture. The way
a place is organized by an individual reflects the ideas; the beliefs are how
they see their surroundings. Place is established by the elements in architecture
that help to accommodate an individual and give a sense of space. Place conciliate
between our lives and the surrounding environment. By identifying places and organizing
them you reflect your idea of the world you live in .Architecture however complex
begins with something as sitting on the dinner table, even after you leave your
impression that the chair is a place to sit establishes a place, a place where you sit to