Architecture of time
Launch January 31, 2020
Submission Deadline: 28th Jul, 2020
Public Voting begins: 18th Aug, 2020
Public Voting ends: 12th Sep, 2020
Result Announcement: 24th Sep, 2020
Only a few man-made artefacts/ forms/ organisations survive several decades or even millennia. Most of these are not built with the intent of longevity, but are mostly accidents of time and history.
Often defined by constant change, buildings thrive for expansive spans of time, contents with in them evolving and adapting to the needs of time, playing a key role in the community until it can no longer turn over to serve a purpose. Eventually leading to its dysfunction.
But why do we rely on accidents to evade the long drawn out decay of built forms? What crucial factors are we missing in order to be able to take this decision ourselves? What elements are we ignoring that would act as a catalyst to extend the lifeline of a building?
Are all elements that contribute to successful design entirely tangible? Consider ‘time’. Society always functions in flux. Consider constantly evolving ‘user needs. Think about how all three of these interact to define built forms.
Look in to how programmes are designed and outlined. Why is it that we focus so much on the now, that we do not stop to maybe think that even a tiniest user function or need might change? Why do we scrimp on even the least bit of space to change?
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