Architecture And People

8 Aug


Fountainheads:

Now i have chosen a few popular architectural styles and made an account of how it would have influenced the following interesting personalities of the past.

List of contemporary architectural styles

Green architecture: conserve energy and save the planet kind of architecture

 

Skyscrapers:who’s taller

Deconstruction :  Who’s wierder

Novelty architecture: In your face advertising

The above basket is really a building.

LIST OF CONTENDERS

1) Ayn rand : She wrote fountainhead (based on architects)and atlas shrugged her two well known books.

-Green architecture: Would find it hypocritical and sad

-Skyscrapers: The Burj Dubai would be the milestone for all  striving Howard Roarks. She  would even embrace dubai as her  adoptive state.

-Deconstruction : Her new fad after modernism, might even begin  to like curves instead of straight lines.

-Novelty architecture: Since for the intellectually challenged ,she would want to blow up one  of these with a bomb.

2) Mahatma Gandhi : A good lawyer and an excellent strategist .

-Green architecture: Another excuse to limp before the lame

-Skyscrapers: It’s dicey it is quite possible that he may approve of  it so as to sustain the global image of the city as i have  mentioned before he was an excellent strategist.

-Deconstruction : might go on an anti-carbon footprint march,    protesting the  use of the supposedly highly toxic concrete.

-Novelty architecture: always the one with witty lines and a sense of humour he would probably find them amusing.

3) Count Dracula: Saviour of Europe

It is because of him that Europe  was saved from the invading Turks. But was later criticized for his cruel ways during the time of the crusades and hence called the blood sucker by Bram Stoker.

-Green architecture: Will just not do for him

-Skyscrapers: Very convenient for landing while flying around  looking for food.

-Deconstruction : The new age gothic . His palace would be deconstruction preferably  Zaha Hadid  as the architect.

-Novelty architecture: Not applicable

4) J.R.R.Tolkien: author of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and the creator of middle- earth.

-Green architecture: his hobbit holes with their turf roofs and  elves living on super comfortable trees ,green architecture and  tolkein go a long way back.

-Skyscrapers: mount doom where the sauron’s ‘eye’ resides

-Deconstruction : perfect setting for mordor

-Novelty architecture: coming soon to hobbiton

P.S:  This list does not contain any architects or artists, albeit for good reason.

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Ayishwariyaa Balagopal does not care for you or your views. Her name is spelt like that so you have a hard time finding her on Facebook. Apart from being an architecture student, she also likes Justin Bieber. And this is not sarcastic. If you want to send her some money to help her travel the world, email her at ayishwariyaa@yahoo.co.in

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6 Responses to “Architecture And People”

  1. balagopalr August 8, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    unique & insightful

  2. Hospital Construction August 9, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    Those architectures are very beautiful and unique. Keep it up guys!!

    • Ayishwariya B August 11, 2011 at 6:18 am #

      thank you………

  3. hotshot bald cop September 1, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    Pulitzer prize stuff there.

  4. Ayishwariya B September 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    thank you

  5. Architectural Firms September 14, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    Since I’m an energy saver, I love the Green Architecture. All of them were so nice and I would like to congratulate the person behind them. CONGRATULATIONS!

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