Saturday, October 23, 2010

Architects Who Design With Purpose

The new emerging generation of architects wants to do more than create beautiful architectural designs. It’s out to protect the environment and create designs that make great places to live, work, and play. The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. Architects who design with purpose think of local climate, culture, and economic conditions before starting on to a new project. Green architecture is definetely the new 'mantra' of these designers. 

"Architecture to me is about this gracefulness of life, about loving the interplay of forms in graded light, the visual connections between spaces and the landscape variation that includes plant life, air, earth, and water as part of each building," says Aashish Karode, the Principal, Planning & Design Services at Design Atelier, New Delhi, India. He further states, "I believe that improved performance and sustainable practices in Architecture and Urban Design have a staggering impact on busineses as also the entire economy. In fact a 60% of the power consumed by the economy is accounted by the built environment".

Architecture to designers like Aashish Karode begins with the excitement of creating lively environments where the symbolism of the architectural artifact and the embedded landscape enliven the whole ensemble.

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