Architecture has been a new experience to me, so much that none in my entire family is even closely related to Architecture. I got to know about this amazing world of Architecture through my father, an Electrical Engineer by profession. I had special interests in Painting and Art ever since my childhood. I have spent my vacations in craft making. These started off with making simple decorative pieces to replicating complex objects like transport vehicles and imaginative aircraft by making use of card-board as the principle material. Making models became my passion. Observing these inherent qualities in me, my father gradually allured me to the vast field of Architecture.
What Architecture gave to me were the subjects of these models, rising from those monotonous reproductive models to new, self-conceptualized designs. Slowly, as my Architectural courses continued, modeling in both imaginative and concrete forms began to take precedence. The Building Form began to overwhelm me.
The study of basic architectural courses, such as architectural structure, mechanics and materials science, makes me realize that architecture not only gives importance on aesthetics, but also emphasizes on the more essential functionality and practicality. In that process, I realized that architecture is not only an art, but also more importantly a technology. Five years of college studies gave me a deeper comprehension of architecture, that is, architecture is also part of other cultures - it is subject to other cultures' influence, and at the same time it influences other cultures.
In the initial days of my Architectural courses, I felt a slight lack of imaginative skills in me. It was only towards the beginning of my second...