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.
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.
Form follows Function is the prime principle of design which has to be followed. It has to be borne into a designer’s mind. Recently, there has been quite a large change in the architectural trends. Architects and Designers are too much into decorating the exterior facade of the building without correlating to the interior spaces of the structure. This has caused the evolution of a new trend where people are more focussed about the exterior appearance of the structure and the aspect of functionality is being ignored and not paid attention to.
The concept of sustainability has created an awareness among the people. Now people are heading back towards the core concept of “Form follows Function”. This principle does not imply on not decorating the structure or trying to make it aesthetically appealing. People are now more focussed onto making less use of energy intensive materials to make the environment sustainable and avoid chaotic designs.