NATURAL LOOKS – FOREVER – The Hindu


An unfinished home should still look good if constructed with two or three totally different supplies, colors, surfaces and textures, says Sathya Prakash Varanashi

Can a dish nonetheless being cooked style effectively? Can a half-done portray seem enticing? Can an unfinished constructing seem stunning? The reply to the primary two is a particular ‘no’. Nonetheless, an unfinished home should still look good, whether it is being accomplished the pure approach.

As we speak, constructing with undesirable concrete columns, cement blocks and surfaces completed with cement mortar has develop into the norm, which altogether specific no character. The choices left are to decide on the color of chemical paints dangerous to well being or do up an ‘elevation’ to artificially spruce up the constructing.

Alternatively, think about the complete wall being constructed with two or three totally different supplies, colors, surfaces and textures creating each the concord and distinction. Think about the nice seems to be with out the falseness of lavish or grand elevation. Think about the easy and stylish look.

We could select from laterite, mud, bricks, stone, clay blocks, bamboo and naturally painted surfaces too. Every of those supplies once more supply multiple look, primarily based on how they’re constructed. A number of partitions present diversified sizes and scales to play with desired patterns, compositions and proportions. Largely being pure, they want no chemical portray lifelong, providing view to all individuals dwelling there and passing by.

Can we add a contact of curved profiles? In spite of everything, curved traces are creations of nature, whereas straight traces, by no means present in nature, are a discovery by people. Any mixture of the 2 can be a lovely fusion between pure and human creations, theoretically talking! Not like straight traces which seem the identical from each angle, curves seem totally different from each spot, an attraction that can not be defined, however can solely be skilled.

There’s a sturdy fantasy about elevation, with each architect drawing it up. We are able to by no means see that elevation precisely the identical approach it’s drawn up, as soon as the constructing is constructed. What issues is the view, these days supplied by software program. Sadly, only a few architects share it as seen by us standing on the highway, however present it from unattainable angles simply because in these ‘unseen angles’ they seem greatest! Have a look at all of the billboard hoardings of huge condo complexes, proven as if seen from a drone or a helicopter.

We have to think about a visible delight from the home view as we stroll alongside or enter into the home. Imaginative and prescient in movement is extra vital than the technically drafted static elevation drawing. The frontal look can emerge from the design and development itself, in fact with pure supplies. Spending a number of lakhs on elevation is a wasteful act.

Identical to in cooking or artwork, structure can also be ruled by many design fundamentals. Most of them could be studied underneath a topic referred to as ‘Idea of Structure’, in direction of creating higher buildings for the society. Nonetheless, the phrase principle appears to place individuals off, who ignore it.

It’s excessive time we relook on the atmosphere of aesthetic attraction – the pure approach.

(The creator is an architect engaged on eco-friendly designs and could be contacted at [email protected])

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