Humanizing Architecture

architecture1Architecture can take on many different styles and give off countless moods. From every corner of the earth architecture varies according to how it was created in the past and what transcends time and moves towards the future. Whether its eastern inspired architecture or modern and western architecture tells a story and evokes emotion. The big question that every architect must ask themselves before developing anything is, “how do I humanize this?”

There are a lot of wacky ideas out there for buildings, public spaces, homes, and more, but there’s a lot of ideas that don’t make the most sense. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to see the spiraling towers, or the deformed houses that look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, but sometimes they don’t make the most sense or aren’t developed for the humans that will inhabit them.

A good architectural design changes the way we look at buildings and what is possible for builders in the future. Architects are developing new methods of construction and design all the time and they are pushing the boundaries for commercial and residential buildings. Many architects rely on their traditional knowledge of designing buildings and develop subtle and function pieces. Others treat each new project as a competition and try to make a spectacle of each design. All buildings and designs are welcome for me personally because each one says something different and alters my perspective.

Take a look at some of the photos below that showcase some of the more non-traditional buildings and think about how they make you feel. Think about where they are in the world and how they impact the public scene there.




Thanks for reading!

William Mungall