Timeless Architecture, architecture that withstands time, doesn’t lose its essence with time but increases its importance and impact with it. Standing still and not looking out of place is what timeless architecture means.
Currently, when sustainability, climate change, and other environment-related things are going on the buildings we live in need to withstand the current scenario, Junya Ishigami a Japanese architect says that he always wants to create an environment, for him, the environment includes surroundings, finding a good way to create an indoor-outdoor connection, connecting architecture with nature. Even if the surroundings contain artificial elements, it still is a part of nature as they contain natural components as humans make them, so they contain emotions, concepts, and innovation.
An example of connecting man-made greenery with nature is Water Garden a design by Junya Ishigami; is an adequate place that shows a connection between a human-made green area and a naturally existing green area, it shows it’s not necessary for it to be a building that’s man-made it can be something natural, the innovation in that garden, the design of that garden stands us and will always go on with time no matter how old it gets.
One of the examples is Falling Water by FLW (Frank Lloyd Wright) a legendary architect who created a form of art while letting the natural surroundings stay, created an architectural element on the flowing water, letting the water flow, normally the natural component is removed but he kept it showing that architecture is not like destroying nature and creating concrete jungles.
Things like taking an organic form is representing nature in your design or giving respect to nature. It’s not just about the form it’s about the surroundings, every surrounding is different and requires different elements and to blend in that environment a unique and suitable design needs to be built. Boarding the horizon of people, informing them of architecture, how a bird or a squirrel or any animal doesn’t disturb the environment they let it be and still create a living space for them.
What makes Timeless Architecture?
Including everyone or everything in your perspective in your design will create a difference and timeless Architecture. Combining sustainability, functionality, and aesthetics might seem difficult but the definitions of all these words are different for different people, also requirements for different people are different, if spaces are created according to the environment and requirements, it’ll create a timeless Architecture.
Using technology, the new age technology to create timelessness, to do climate analysis, to use more environment-friendly machinery, and materials. Technology should evolve according to the architectural needs, and requirements different from the other way around as stated by Junya Ishigami.
All the historic Buildings, be it the Seven Wonders of the World or forts, temples, churches, museums, or mosques, are considered timeless not only because of how old they are or their architectural elements but also because of the emotions behind those creations, the ideas, the perspectives, and the concepts, also the workmanship behind those projects. How these historic buildings were created to withstand the natural calamities and nature.