Monday, April 4, 2011
Design Makes Things Unique
In my opinion, design exists to make things beautiful. In other words, it makes things personal, unique, and pleasant to look at. What intrigues me the most is architecture. I have often stumbled upon web images of different buildings across the world that have the most interesting and unique structures. Here is the URL to view some of them: http://villageofjoy.com/50-strange-buildings-of-the-world/. People remember these locations, among them listed the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, because of their individuality. Not every design has to have a function; I believe design in this case is art and can exist simply for an aesthetic purpose. Not everyone agrees with this point of view, but I do think that the way something looks can definitely change how it impacts the viewer. Architecture changes the space it occupies and can change how people experience the space as well. For instance, Chicago would look very different and feel very different if all the skyscrapers were jagged or crooked. Our skyline is unique in its own way with the unique buildings that inhabit our city. The Hancock building looks like no other building in the world, and therefore its design makes it unique and personal. Although it contributes little to the function of the building, architectural design gives it style and personality.