Relationships between people, environment and built forms
The relationship between humans and the environment evolved over time. Everything that human does is in response to the environment and vice versa environment and its ecosystem change as the result of human involvement in the environment by their built structure. This changes the earth’s envelope. The rate of change is drastically increased in recent years than it was before. The population and the resources play a vital role in the evolution. Our lives are defined by what is around us and what we find in front of us, whether this means accepting, dealing with or changing processes from the time when our ancestors made their first step in this fragile land. This planet constantly affects human beings, and we creatures affecting it back by various means by identifying its features and characteristics and the patterns as botheration, obstacles and challenges and figuring out a solution to it.
What relationship really the human has with the environment and the building? We, humans, live in a neighbourhood where our acquaintances’ flora and fauna have a sensitive connection to climatic and geographical changes caused by humans. Buildings and built structures which we place in a dreadful manner into the most sustainable pattern where it has evolved through a conscious and delicate process, it affects back the human lives in the way we approached them. We are discussing and going to, what these three phenomena in this atmosphere do with each other. What role does the architect play in binding these entities?
People and Environment:
The bondage between the environment and humans is symbiotic, yet it is inequitable. Our planet’s environment is a product of various elements including its size, distance from the Sun, and the integration of innumerable constituents that came together over a few billion years ago is more insubstantial in nature than many understood. While certainly able to withstand or recover quickly, the environment is susceptible to reckless behaviours on the part of human beings. The lives of human beings are defined by what is around them and what they find in front of them, whether this means admitting, exchanging with or altering it. This pattern has been from the time when the first primates stood up and became Homo erectus, and has continued until we considered ourselves doubly wise.
The shape of the land affected where humans moved. The weather was something with which to contend. The earth affects humans, and humans affect it back, viewing characteristics and patterns as problems and challenges, and finding a solution. This is why it matters: we don’t know where we should go unless we know who and where we are. We don’t know either unless we know where we’ve been. We need to know where to go.
Environment and Buildings:
Buildings too are living things. The composition and structure may be planned, designed and built to be visually pleasing and satisfying and yet the building does not act in response to the demands of the people living and working in it. The part played by the environment in building design is equivalent to that of the shiny surface in an artefact; it can enhance or ruin the productivity and the quality of the organisation by its influence on attitudes and behaviour.
There must be some uncertainty about the influence the environment can have to a specific degree. The environment too has its own mystery. The precise effects of air-conditioning, ventilation, heating, lighting and sound cannot be stipulated. Buildings are designed to suit the climate in which they are located and the functions for which they are intended. There is a unique relationship between an individual, the environment and the building they inhabit.
The environment links the building occupants with the outside world and it provides the different atmospheres necessary for particular work tasks. The environment provides people with the health and safety conditions which are vital for the care of the mind and body. Physiological and pathological effects of the environment are easier to determine than psychological ones. The roots of attitudes and behaviour lie in the psyche which depends on the social and physical environment for its nourishment.
People and Built form:
We want to steer the discussion about architecture and design toward the idea of place, and how it can contribute to healthy, comfortable, engaging public spaces and destinations. We will do that by examining both the positive and negative impact of spaces on the quality of human life. Our idea of an “Architecture of Place” is about creating a design that ennobles people – that makes them feel empowered, important, and excited to be in the places they inhabit in their daily lives. As communities around the world increasingly recognize that creating great places should be at the top of their agenda, such self-focused designs may retain value as iconic visual elements. But they will also remain isolated, adding little to the day-to-day life of the community. The kinds of social and cultural factors are one of the elements responsible for the variation in the nature of built forms.
For cultural and social anthropology, the built environment continued in a relatively passive role in ethnography with different patterns in the relationship between building and regional complexity. A substantial body of literature has treated the built environment as a direct expression of social or political structures. Built forms and site plans act as communicative or mnemonic devices expressing or reaffirming through symbolic associations relations between groups, or positions held by individuals within a culture’s framework. The arrangement of sites and the organization of their meanings thus ultimately correspond to the social structure. Buildings, especially dwellings, serve human needs as well as being the focal point of personal and social identities in the cultures. People fulfil housing needs with built forms. The processes by which decisions are made to build, remodel, or move are based on the development of society.
People, Environment and Buildings:
The relationship between places and their communities is not linear, but cyclical and mutually influential. Places grow out of the needs and actions of their formational communities, and in turn, shape the way these communities behave and grow. This mutual influence of community and place creates a virtuous cycle of placemaking that supports the mutual stewardship of place and community and the creation of civic infrastructure necessary for healthy societies and collaborative problem-solving. You can’t build or design a good building without understanding its relationship with the natural systems and the surrounding environment.
The relationship between architecture and the environment is very strong and can’t be denied that we should move towards the way to make a sustainable and healthy environment and we have to take good care of the buildings that are built in it and also to have sustainable buildings we have to take into consideration the environment surrounds it and its impacts.
Architects have the responsibility to create space and design a building that is responsive and more adaptable to the environment. Therefore, we need to and the world is moving towards the creation of buildings that are more energy efficient, such as green buildings or sustainable buildings to downgrade the negative effects of the built environment on human health and nature.