Almost everything we form starts from a unit. It can repeat to form a pattern like the brick in a building facade. Just by changing the arrangement, a totally new face appears. It is a visual art.
In music, we have notes. How each would sound, is composed. The musician is very cautious about the selection and sequence. Architecture is sometimes called, “Frozen Music”.
Buildings too speak, within a single structure the windows, plain surfaces, it outlines i.e. form gives you a message. When all the buildings are in harmony, people feel and relate to a clear message. At times, buildings are shouting at each other, then we can not understand anything, which creates anger and frustrations. Harmony and balance are the two qualities that enhance the built environment.
The built environment is a product that in turns affects our mindset.Sometimes, we visit historical places to understand the people who built those structures, it seldom talks about the common man. Huge Palaces, gardens and monuments are the representation of power and wealth. Still, we feel happy to be in that environment, we want to relate to the rich and famous, we try to own that historical era as ours but we do not actually live or think like them.
We the citizens of this world from all locations have formed a global community. The acceptance of the architecture style especially in commercial, institutional buildings and its repetition in design solutions shows that fact, globally we have synced into similar, material, building technology, working standards.
Now, everything is standardized so that one thing produced in a particular location does not necessarily be produced locally. rather it can be manufactured in another part of the world.Slowly and gradually we have arrived at a melting point…but we have yet to melt.