Architecture… where Form Follows Function





Architecture is an art of creating beautiful spaces, of designing structures where form follows function. It is an art based on the principles of Utility and Beauty.

North Folk House

Form follows function is a principle associated with modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.

Architecture is not merely a slavery to the past art, not is it blind originality. It has to be a perfect blend usability, beauty and economy. Architecture has always been the result of the delicate balance between art and science… but it has been more of an Art than science. An Architect is an artist who sets out to remodel the world to make is more perfect for human habitation…

The personality of an architect is reflected through his creations. We can gauge his temperament by looking at the way the structure is designed, both internally as well as externally. An architect takes care of human need, interests, sentiments & values of his clients while designing the structures…

Pathetic! How do you build such a thing?

Functionality should always be giver higher priority than form. But this does not always happen. An Architect might be tempted to create sazzy designs which might be prohibitively expensive or unusable. However, it is the duty of an Architect to design a structure in a way that it is both functional, durable and trendy. Compromises have to be made. But an Architect should never indulge himself in creating extravagant forms which might be aesthetically beautiful but which do not serve their functional purpose…



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  1. #1 by Prasoon on February 25, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    being an archtctre student, i cud vry wel feel wat is being conveyd,, the blog is cool, n am geting betr infrmatn, its gud,, keep goin,,, =)

  2. #2 by Jay M. on June 27, 2011 - 12:15 am

    “But an Architect should never indulge himself in creating extravagant forms which might be aesthetically beautiful but which do not serve their functional purpose…”

    I do believe that function should always go first before form. Construction should also be solid regardless of aesthetics.

  3. #3 by aisha on August 9, 2011 - 9:10 am

    i wud like to noe about buildings which relate to form follow function.?

  4. #4 by Nene on October 5, 2011 - 11:05 am

    @jay form follows function means function comes first then form.

  5. #5 by bimbo on August 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    i would like to see a write up on the concept of forms and structure.

  6. #6 by henry on January 9, 2013 - 1:03 am

    can u plz show me de buildings which connect wit de space follows de form and its functions….

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