Architecture has always played a role in representing values, downfall, and the potential success of any civilization as you look throughout history. There is a multitude of monumental structures, such as buildings or simple single-family homes, that have represented the activities and individuals that use them. By looking at all of the structures, over the course of time, it is a birds-eye view of the environment in the psychology of any location, represented by the architecture of that community and it does prompt one simple question: how does architecture really affect the fabric of society? Architecture is also closely connected to interior design, and if you live in the Surrey area, you can check out an interior designer in Surrey if you need help in this area.
Why Architecture Is Important
Architecture is simply a physical representation of the environment we all live in, but it is also representative of the interactive culture within the environment. It is also representative of the way we see the world and also a bit of self-reflection.
When someone builds a simple shelter, it will be done in a particular style, one that is reflective of the local climate, as well as the available materials that were used by people in the society when building structures. The interconnected nature of any society leads to an evolution in the styles that are used, but when looking at modern construction, the nuances of that culture are even more obvious in terms of the built environment.
Discipline also plays a role in understanding how architecture conforms to society, as well as how architects continue to push proverbial boundaries in the way that they construct homes, buildings, and any structure related to this particular craft.
It’s Always More Than Just A Building
At a very high level, the architecture of any culture is a representation of society, and it can viscerally affect those that participate within this context. Material finishes, and the overall lead of structures, actually add to and take away from, the productivity levels, mood, and health of any given society. Well-designed spaces have the ability to minimize, for instance, the number of people that go out on sick leave, and can also contribute to a more productive and focused workforce.
When assessing unimaginative buildings, such as those that focus on concrete landscapes with a very sterile field, this can often lead to higher stress levels. When designing a building within any metropolitan area, creating something that is awe-inspiring, or at least mindful in its development and completion, can lead to a society and workforce that is more engaged, happy, and ultimately relaxed.
Architecture can also directly connect to individuals participating within this environment, something that is not quantifiable. You simply know that by working within a building that is uniquely formed that it will have a much more positive vibe. It will literally resonate with you differently, perhaps at a subconscious level. That’s why taking the time to design the building is so crucial as it can have an emotional connection to those within its confines, allowing the people to sense the architecture and connect with them directly. This goes far beyond intellectual comprehension of why a structure is beautiful, mostly because it is a connection based upon emotion and the space where people will be working or living.
The Role Of The Architect
There are so many facets to modern aspects of architecture that are all intertwined together, encompassing many different fields of interest including politics, economics, sociology, and also psychology. HMC Architects prides itself on designing every single project with the community, client, and environment in mind prior to creating a single drawing.
Our objective is to look at previous projects we have done, specifically those that were successful, even if there were contributions from other people. Therefore, a successful project, one that will evoke positive feelings that are not quantifiable, begins with understanding the context of the buildings and spaces that most people love so that we can implement this research and knowledge through a collection process that gathers the most positive data prior to starting any project for a client.
It should be noted that technology does play a pivotal role in the way that architecture can impact society. By looking at global data, which we have access to we can research different aspects of any project and instantaneously see how these structures have affected people in different areas of the world, or how these structures may have also augmented certain professions in a positive way.