Form follows function!

In the previous blog I have discussed about the different elements in general. In todays segment we shall speak about them and how they help us, in detail.

As an architect and designer, we tend to plan our projects in simple forms. That means we tend to draw inspiration from certain examples we see in our routine. But what if at one point, we get exhausted and run out of ideas? The solution is still easy and at our doorsteps. Take a pen and start drawing grids. Most of our ancestors have always chosen geometry over anything else. For example, Charbagh gardens, the planning of this type of gardens has come from a square grid.

Down below I have adopted few elements of design to make you understand even more.

  1. Grid pattern

The best way to organize something or plan is by grids. Specially if your site is just like mine (30’ * 60’).

For this always we need to understand certain aspects of planning that project.

The different functions of the house, Vaastu if necessary, the flow of all those functions.

By function I refer to which room has to come where (private and public access). By Vaastu I refer to the climatology that we shall see while zoning. We can actually have a different segment on Vaastu! lastly after you know the function based on which is more private like dining halls, living area we can organize them in that sense.

  • Line it away!

Now how to make a grid? Simply take your pen divide the plot by different lines. Few examples are below. You can go for complex grids to if you want.

  • Mend it!

 After dividing the grid and choosing the one which suits you, mend it, blend it according to your wish. More you change, you will realize how amazing it looks. You can add partitions, stairs and other such elements. Just remember one thing do not go overboard.

  • Final look

In the final chapter you shall have something which looks fabulous yet simple. This type of planning works great in housing. You can plan number of floors with different types of grids you can use.