Good architecture or ‘nothing’

by Tia

Good architecture is explorative and pushes boundaries while retaining beauty and function. It’s about drawing in the world of construction and design, ‘good architecture” encapsulates the essence of what makes a structure not just aesthetically pleasing but also functional, sustainable and culturally significant.

The significance of good architecture is in the elements, the texture, the material, and the aesthetics. It goes beyond mere construction; it’s about creating enduring works of art that stand the test of time. A well-designed building should serve it’s purpose efficiently and seamlessly.

Architects need to consider how the space will be used, the needs of the occupants, and how the design enhances their quality of life. Good architecture isn’t only about creating structures that merely look good, it’s about designing spaces that work well.

An exciting element of design is the opportunity to craft a new unique design, blending exciting materials and designs to make it distinctive. By experimenting, an architect can come up with unique and one-time personalized spaces. Following social media pages that are focused in future developments like Architect and Design.

Nobody wants bad architecture, so good architecture is a necessity evolving in it’s own way, between a building and a work of art, between a structure that merely serves a purpose and one that transcends time, space and place. Architects are well; equipped and stay up to par with technology knowing that designs are there to inspire, serve and last a lifetime, delivering the best to their clients.

One of the old know famous South African architect during the 1900’s Sir Herbert Baker designed complex buildings. Baker’s houses of that period contrast with his Cape revival style and are characterized by rough-hewn stone below white rendered wailing, steep tiled roofs, venetian windows and his favourite white, chubby Tuscan columns, often surrounding courts and covered leggias. The many fine house he bult in this style included his own Stonehouse.

Northwards was a much larger house for the Dale Laces, a robust stone building rising sheer from the Kopje, for Sir William Dalrymple, a butterfly plan house.

Good architecture will always withstand future time.

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