Thursday, July 7, 2011

What makes a good architectural design?

The building have to be able to stand up to natural forces over time. The design has three important points ; commodity (utilitas), firmness (firmitas), and delight (venustas). The design should be unique and one-of-a-kind. This would show its specialness and people would find it better and more interesting. The design, must Have the proper and adequate expression to show itself and be able to stand out. Lastly, is being able to capture the audiences.

One such is our very own Singapore's esplanade. Its design, a durian shape represents the singaporeans all time favourite fruit, the durian.

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