Đề ngày 10/3/2018
When designing a building, the most important factor is intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words
It is thought by many people that when it comes to architecture, the functionality of a building is far more valuable as compared to its aesthetics. Personally, I am strongly in disagreement with this idea and believe that the outward appearance factor is also important in building design terms.
Clearly, those who prioritise functional building designs normally argue that investing money in the external appearance is unworthy because it serves only one unnecessary purpose which is to increase the visual appeal of the building. For example, instead of spending money on the lawn outside, those people tend to build more rooms or place more furniture inside the building since they think that the lawn is not useful at all. I believe this is a very short-sighted view. The exterior design of a house or a building is as important as its functional design, so architects and designers should strive to create a balance between these two important elements.
The aesthetic aspect of a building is very crucial. Focusing on a building’s exterior means to bring a harmonious combination between a newly-constructed building and the distinct character of the context in the area in which the structure situated. In other words, the building would be more likely to look incompatible with the surroundings, including landscape and streetscape, if its owners underestimated and neglected the exterior design. In order to improve the overall value of a structure, it is a must to pay attention to its aesthetic value. This is because a building with well-designed functions, yet poor investment on the appearance is an incomplete architecture.
In conclusion, I opine that regarding building construction, it would be a mistake to make the building’s function a priority over its external appearance. Based on the aforementioned reasons, it is clear that both aspects are the same in terms of importance levels.