On architecture

ImageThe shilpa shastras says, architecture allows us to experience divinity in space.

The truth is all architecture is a shelter, all great architecture is design of space that contains, cuddle, exalts or stimulates persons in that space as stated by Philip Johnson.

it is the architecture of a town than defines its unique strength and this strength translates to the unique quality of the people it nurtures.

Indians tend to talk of Chandigarh and its well planned nature as utopian city in India,

As Lord Byron notes–A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

Each building standing upright proclaims the values, the ideals of its generation.  The values that are handed down to the townsmen, they carry it with them.

These external buildings of architecture proclaim the internal architecture of the mind-set of the town where it stands, the open spaces of Bhopal or the narrow maze-like paths of paharganj, it reflects.

At the end of the day, architecture speaks of its time and space but proclaims a yearning for timelessness.

Oh yes the city whose architecture I like?—like Yoshio Tanguchi notes, architecture is basically a container of something I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.

The human being the building houses we are the same, only our wrapping is varies with time and location.  A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.


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