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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.


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Chandigarh Rock Garden | Turning Trash into Treasure

Introduction

Chandigarh rock garden is an epitome of creativity and innovation. Rock Garden is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. The speciality of this place is that it is completely built of industrial & home waste and thrown-away items.

Chandigarh's Nek Chand Rock Garden

Chandigarh's Nek Chand Rock Garden

Rock garden has been established in the form of an open-air exhibition hall.

Timeline

The Rock Garden was secretly started by Mr Nek Chand in 1957. The government only learnt about it in 1975. After it was discovered, the government took it over.

Dimensions

Initially, it occupied an area of 12 acres. But it has grown and is spread over an area of forty-acres (160,000 m²),


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Effects of Corporate Culture on Architectural Experimentation

I was wondering how Corporate culture affects experimentation and innovation in an Architectural Design studio…

These days, there are but few high profile architects who are known worldwide for their designs. Nowadays, Architects rarely work solo on major projects. More often than not, there is a group of Architects working for a consortium or a corporation that bags major projects. There are large corporations built around the business of architecture. So, an iconic & monumental project is seldom credited to the creativity of one architect. Rather, it is the credit of the corporation. The honour is distributed to the entire team. Its not like old times anymore when a building would represent the character of an architect…

Great Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Great Architect Frank Lloyd Wright


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