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Form follows function………….

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function. This is the law……….

                                          by, Louis Sullivan….

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Happiness…….:):):)

When I went to a lady and asked ” What if a primary school is built here?” she said that everyone would be very happy with it as it is very near to their residence and they would be even more contented if that school provides quality education. This happened to me during my visit to a slum rehabilitated area about a week ago. This is an area on the outskirts of my city. I, being a second year architecture student, had to visit the proposed site which was located on this area. My objective was to design a school that socially suits but at the same time it should meet the requirements of the people. I was asked to take a social survey from these people and i went around the streets and observe the activities around it.

Each  person i met, put forward different kinds of needs. i found them to be very weird as I have never met people like them. I found one thing common, nobody, whether they liked their habitat or not,whether all their wishes were fulfilled or not, they had no traces of unhappiness, neither were they not contented. They were very joyful with all they had. They neither had the blackberry’s nor vertu’s. nor BMW’s. They were leading a happier life than what I’m leading. I never caught crabs from a gutter or from a large puddle after a heavy rain. I used to find these disgusting, but now , I feel the little drops of joyfulness, when I captured these lovely moments on my camera. I used to think only the Jaguar’s and the i-pad’s can buy me happiness and make me feel awesome, as if i have achieved everything. But,these people gave over it by showing that happiness has nothing to do with your posh attitude and stuffs. 

I learnt the most valuable lesson from these people that ” If life gives you hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have thousand reasons to smile”.

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Decided to paint your walls???? check this out…………..!!!!!!!!!!

Just try conducting a little bit of experiment on your own by walking into the rooms of different colors. And when you are done just see how you feel. Now check out the color chart below.

YELLOW: trust me or not, yellow might make you smarter. It is said to promote mental stimulation and may help you think better. If you want your studying to pay off, of course, start cramming up in a yellow room. (Whoa!!!!!! Watch out Einstein!!!!!!!!)

PINK:

painting your room pink might improve the outlook of your room.

THE BLUES, GREENS PURPLES:

These are the most popular bedroom colors. They are categorized as cool colors on the color wheel. Thus they have a great cooling effect. ( Try sleeping in these rooms, and catch the most of the zzzz…….’s

WHITE:

It is the color of purity. It is said to have a cleansing and purifying effect. ( In a desperate need of organisation????? Try white!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

RED:

NOT really a very good choice for bedrooms. It is said to make people angry and agitated.

BLUE:

Good choice for bedrooms but not for the kitchens, restaurants and dining rooms. As blue depicts poison, and none of the food materials are in blues (except for the berries), you may feel sick with the food stuff in front of you and the blue.

 

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how architecture is related to the conservation of resources??

Architects are the people who make optimum use of space, materials available locally etc. The most challenging part in this profession is construction of green buildings. First, the building can be designed in such a way that it has a passive cooling inside its surfaces for which most part of the energy is being used. Next, locally available materials that are durable can be used. For instance, instead of river sand, fly ash can be used as an alternate material. And also, fly ash bricks can be used in the construction in the place of ordinary bricks. These small steps can save the precious natural resources. Our most critical resource is electricity, for which there are many sources to produce them. But the most tragic part is that during the transmission of electricity, there is a remarkable loss of 40%. The question is how is architecture related to the conservation of electricity? Here comes the use of clean and green energy, a space must be generated for the use of solar panels. Here, the designer must be very careful because, the use of these should not spoil the aesthetics of the building. Due to which there is not much of transmission loss and that the building can be free from power cuts. This may be appear impossible, but this is implemented in the city of Germany where the solar panels are placed on the rooftop of the buildings. Then, comes the energy used up by the factories and industries, where the use of energy can be reduced if possible, which is positive in most of the cases. The architect must design in such a way that the factory and industry should not affect the environment much. The contribution of an architect is immense in the conservation of energy and resources.