Architecture is something we do not tend to appreciate as much as we should. Look around you next time you walk down the street. Everything is a product of architecture. Think about all of those amazing buildings around the world. It’s only right that we appreciate the work that went into these, right? Read on to discover everything you need to know about this date and how to celebrate it properly.
Learn about Architecture Day
Architecture Day has been created in order to pay tribute to this industry. Architects have the ability to change the world that we live in with their amazing work. Architecture Day is about recognizing their work, as well as the important role that architecture plays.
Architecture Day is celebrated all around the world today. It may be celebrated on different dates and in different ways, but it is great to see that it is an art and industry that is being appreciated all around the world. From Argentina and Venezuela to Brazil and Bolivia; countries all around the world pay honor to the work of architects.
There are many different ways that architecture impacts society and the world around us. At the very roots, architecture exists so that a physical environment can be created for people to live in. However, architecture is a lot more than this environment that has been built. Architecture is a part of our culture. It represents not only how we see the world, but also how we see ourselves.
While the concept of building a shelter is pretty simple and straightforward, the style of a building was shaped by the value it will bring to society, the materials that can be used, and the climate within the specific location. However, as there have been advances in technology and the world has become more connected, styles have evolved. Despite this, even in contemporary construction, there is still significance when it comes to cultural nuances being honored.
Not only does architecture have an impact on society at a high level, but it also has an impact at a personal level as well. Everything from material finishes to the way that space is laid out can contribute towards the productivity, mood, and health of the occupants. For example, did you know that people are less likely to take sick leave when they work in a space that has been well-designed? They are also usually more focused and then tend to contribute more to their business. On the flip side, higher levels of stress can be caused as a consequence of unimaginative buildings and concrete, sterile landscapes.
When you take all of this into account, it is not difficult to see why it is important to have an Architecture Day. Architects play a massive role in society. Their work is a combination of both science and art, which draws on and intertwines with politics, economics, sociology, psychology, and more! We should appreciate their work and pay tribute to all of the amazing things that they have done so far.
History of Architecture Day
Created in 2005 by the Union International des Architects (UIA), Architecture Day is a day to show appreciation for the work architects do and to celebrate some of the great global architectural works.
Architecture is incredibly important and architects have the potential to shape all of our lives through their hard work. In addition, architecture plays an essential role in planning for the future, sustaining population growth and tackling a number of social problems.
Events are held in different locations every year, bringing architects, engineers, planners, and developers together to showcase their work, discuss future projects, debate current issues and plan new business ventures. So if you work in the industry, why not go along and join in?
For those who do not work within the field of architecture, simply take a few moments out of your day to appreciate the architectural feats that you usually take for granted during your everyday life.
We also recommend that you take a look online to find out what the theme is for Architecture Day. There is a different theme that is attributed to Architecture Day every year. For example, Healthy Cities, Happy Cities was the theme in 2014. This can help you get some direction on the different ways that you can observe Architecture Day every year.
How to celebrate Architecture Day
One of the ways that you can celebrate Architecture Day is by taking the time to learn about some of the world’s most brilliant examples of architecture. We will start you off by giving you some examples of incredible architecture projects. For example, there is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, as well as London’s The Shard, which is a famous 72-story skyscraper that has transformed the skyline of the capital city in the UK. It has been inspired by church steeples, with eight-angled glass decades coming together to create the structure, which reflects the sky and city surrounding it.
In Beijing, the Linked Hybrid is another fascinating and impressive architectural structure. It was built in 2009 and designed by Steven Holl Architects. In Singapore, there is the Gardens by the Bay, which was deemed Building of the Year in 2012 by the World Architecture Festival. In 2010, Burj Khalifa was constructed in Dubai. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are responsible for this amazing creation, which boasts the most stunning and sleek silhouette, which is wrapped in a glass curtain wall. Or, what about Iceland’s HARPA Concert Hall and Conference Center? This building boasts a kaleidoscopic façade of multicolor glass. Artist OLafur Eliasson conceived the crystalline shell that beautifully complements the structure’s aggregate of geometric, jagged volumes.
You can also celebrate Architecture Day by finding out whether there are any activities and events going on in your local area. There are a lot of different exhibitions, panel discussions, and conferences that tend to go on around the world on Architecture Day. If you do not have any events or activities that are going on in your local area, take a look online to discover whether any of them are going to be streamed. Thanks to the Internet, it is common for events like this to be streamed on the web today so that everyone around the world is able to make the most of them.
Another way to observe Architecture Day is to pay tribute to the incredible work that has been done by architects. You can share images and information on the likes of social media or your blog if you have one. Why not alert people to a local architect in your area who has done a lot of great work? There will probably be a lot of infographics and videos going around on Architecture Day, so share these with your friends, family members, and followers in order to increase awareness!