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ARCHITECTS: WHY DO WE NEED THEM?

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

I think a lot of people always wonder when they look at a building, "Why do we need an architect to build a building?" "It can also be done by a civil engineer, so what is the purpose of hiring an Architect?" One of the most common statements spoken is that "anyone can design a building, so why would anyone go to an architect?" Although people ask these questions, few realize the importance of an architect and the complexity of structural design. Why it is important to consult an architect is the summary of this post, however before we get to the need, let's discuss what is an architect and what is architecture. Why it is important to consult an architect is the summary of this post, however before we get to the need, let's discuss what is an architect and what is architecture.





So if we define architecture it goes like this, the process of designing a building is architecture but according to me, architecture is not just about designing a building. It's a flow, a momentum, a rhythm that connects the structure to the surroundings, enrouting culture in its foundation. I think a building is more than just the structure but is imotude of thoughts and emotions put by the artists whom we call the architects. so to define architecture in a line I would like to quote a statement from the book (Balakrishna Doshi – writings on architecture and identity): “it’s not just architecture! it is an experience, it is a narration, it is thought”


So after discussing what, next, I would like to talk about the main topic of this post: why do we need architects?


Talking about the role of the architect is not just limited to designing a residential building. Whatever you see around yourself architect has a role in it. the commercial buildings, schools, colleges, resorts, convention center, even the park you visit! , the set you see on t.v shows, the restoration of any historical monument. Everything is either designed by an architect or has a role in it. So next when someone asks you why do we need them, you will have ample amount of reasons not just designing homes.

If you want to know more about career paths that architects chose or the roles of architects in different fields you can check out the links mentioned below:




Apart from these, there are a few key factors or you can say advantages of going to an architect.


Let’s discuss them now:


1. THEY KNOW HOW TO TRANSLATE YOUR NEEDS, YOUR DREAM TO REALITY:




It's inevitable that all people aspire to own their own house at one point or another, but they also might desire to have some particular features in that house, which is where an architect can not only give a solution most suitable to the requirements but can also make the overall structure and surrounding area aesthetically pleasing.


2. THEY ARE THE DOCTORS OF THE DISEASE CALLED BAD DESIGN:




Substantially, as related to doctors, there are specialized architects who give their best to take care of the problem related to that field. for eg: if a locality is lacking for recreational space or some landscape area or if the land is barren and not used properly. Its landscape architects make it possible that people to experience nature in this urbanizing culture. They nurture, nourish, and design space in such a way that people find peace and try to reconnect to themselves after all the hustle they went through in their life.


3. THEY ARE THE EXPERTS!


They are well aware of the technicality and will have the best result out of the space given for any construction. Also will help you to maintain the budget without compromising design.


4. THEY PERFECTLY KNOW HOW TO BALANCE BETWEEN CULTURE AND CONSTRUCTION


Day to day design methods are evolving, more urbanization is seen and somewhere this is affecting our culture and heritage. But no worries! architects know how to get inspired by traditional architecture and inculcate them with a modern approach. Some famous architects who practice these methods are Charles Correa and b.v Doshi.


CONCLUSION


Now we reached the conclusion of this post. Through this post, we read about why we need an architect. Now at last after reading the blog, I suppose I was able to justify the need and importance of architects in our life and surrounding. But if you want to know what architects from different regions think why we need them then watch the video through the link given below:


Now that you know what a magician architect is, the next time someone asks why we need them, you can confidently respond, "Because The World Needs Them.".

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