When designing building the intended use of the building should be taken into account as important rather than the outward appearance.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
During the construction of new building, various aspect should be considered, but their use and outward appearance are most important aspects. In my opinion, when designing a new building both aspects should be taken into account because during the construction of hotels, outward appearance should be beautiful as it has a major impact on tourists and guests.
When constructing building architects take care of every aspect such as durability, strength, and designing of the new building. no doubt building should be robust, it must withstand harsh conditions such as during an earthquake or other drastic conditions. Only beauty cannot compensate these points.
With the scarcity of land, buildings could be designed in such a way that it will accommodate more people in small space. in big cities architects made flats either 1BHK, 2BHK or 3BHK, it help in accommodation of more people under one roof and in the same building they also provide extra-curriculum activities such as Gym, Swimming, and parking. they made building or space more useful and also their beautiful architecture attract people to live in flats.
While constructing commercial buildings or hospitals, their durability and beauty both are considered. Buildings should be properly ventilated so that minimum air conditioning is required in summers. As in big cities, 45-48 C temperature is reached in summers, due to improper ventilation people install air conditioners which again rise the outward temperature and also expel harmful gases.
In conclusion, a building should fulfill all criteria its appearance attracts people and its durability or strength astonished people.
Some individuals opine that the most vital aspect when designing a building is its function rather than its outer aesthetics. I somewhat agree with this viewpoint as although a good-looking building enhances the beauty of its surroundings, without meeting its basic function, it would be a waste.
On the one hand, a building that has an appealing appearance may be a source of beautification of its locality that may be able to encourage people to visit it as it may serve as an incentive for tourism, leisure or work. For example, the bath houses of Brighton are well-known for their bright and colorful designs and promote tourism in the state of Victoria. Similarly, attractive university campuses and office spaces are deemed to be popular study and work destinations among young adults.
However, the function of a building is of pivotal importance when considering its design. A building needs to accommodate the needs of its owners, residents and patrons. Specifically, one basic necessity of any building is safety, that is, it needs to be sturdy and durable. However, nowadays, there are many fashionable styles of buildings that compromise their stability and safety. For example, in India, an architectural firm gained popularity for its one-of-a-kind designs and, a few years later the designs were claimed as unsafe when many of the buildings collapsed during a minor earthquake. As a result, several resources were wasted and many lives were endangered in light of the importance given to outward appearance of the buildings over their basic functionality.
In conclusion, I agree to some extent that the purpose of a building is of utmost importance instead of the external aspects when designing it, as without serving the primary functions, a building would be a waste of essential resources and even risky.