What is ARCHITECTURE?
According to Mr. Bjarke Ingels “Architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings actually fit with the way we want to live our lives: the process of manifesting our society into our physical world.
What will the future of architecture look like? We might not be colonizing Mars, man-made space stations any time soon, but some exciting recent architectural trends are giving plenty of reasons to get excited about the future of built environments right here on Earth.
Over the last two decades, the construction industry has been subject to dramatic changes, paving the way for a future in which traditional spatial concepts are longer valid. Now, new mixed techniques is being used for building materials and collaborative design have become increasingly popular approaches to architectural projects, there is a focus on the importance of green infrastructure and energy efficient buildings, and for that, the line between private and public space is becoming increasingly blurred. We actually found the changes quite impressive. It is not a secret that technology has accelerated at an incredible speed.
Architecture as we know it is likely to disappear and, in the future, the role of architects may be very different to how we recognize it today. Specialists in, for example, environmental science and bio mimics will become active team members in design studios, working on complex projects that require knowledge in different fields. As we know that Mother Nature plays an important part in our daily aspects and we cannot deny its existence and by each passing year the climate changes into more dramatic way. More and more energy consumption result into more global warming and as an architect we have to take it more seriously.
Sustainable architecture holds the key to an environmentally positive future. Only by living more economically with our resources can we hope to protect our environment and climate. The philosophy behind sustainable architecture is all about reducing waste. This not only means physical waste but minimizing energy loss as well. By keeping the energy we consume within our buildings for as long as possible, we need less supply in the first place. Using less energy to keep us comfortable means that we can become environmentally responsible and more resource efficient, which are both vital to reducing the effects of climate change.
CURRENT DAY SCENARIOS:
Now day’s societies moved towards more contemporary approach in every aspects of life. While discussing architectural field, Architects gradually shift their path towards minimalist approach that includes simple rectilinear forms, more use of white and light colors for openness in space and less use of ornamentation. They are using new building techniques which help to understand for both Designer and Client. Key trends influencing architecture include greater urbanization, the need for adaptive design, and the need for sustainable design.
The world is rapidly urbanizing, and the need for more creative and cost-effective building, landscape, and urban design has never been greater. By 2050, about 70 per cent of the world’s people will live in cities. Australia has nearly reached that mark, with about two thirds of residents living in the capital cities, and some of those cities near the bottom of affordability rankings. At the end I would like to add some points that should be keep in mind for betterment of our own.
• Developments must respect the land.
• Architecture is a language.
• Scale is also key.
• Harmony: neighboring buildings ‘in tune’ but not uniform.
• The creation of well-designed enclosures.
• Materials also matters (Zero Carbon Footprint).
• Build flexibility in Design.
• Green buildings.
• Much understanding between Designers and Users.