Saturday, September 1, 2012
China has set itself the goal of transforming half of its rural population of 700 million people into productive, comfortable members of urban conglomerations in the next three decades. Thus far, the process has moved along with a great deal of work for civil and mechanical engineers and the construction industry, but very little role for architects in the generically styled concrete and brick urban buildings. Award-winning architect at the University of Hong Kong John Lin and his associates believe that this process of urbanization also calls for a flexible approach to house design in rural areas.
chal aaj phir apni chahat ke phulon ko mehakate hain
chal aaj phir tere mere pyar ka jashan manaate hain
bahut din beet gaye nahi chheda koi sur humne pyar kaa
chal aaj phir hamare pyar ka koi nagma gungunaate hain
bahut durr kar diya tha ek duje se galatfehmi ne hamari
chal aaj gale lagkar sab gile shikwe bhul jaate hain
A Hollywood director was making a film in India. For the film, he needed to have clear blue skies, so the weather conditions were very important to him. One evening, after filming all day he saw a very old man, sitting with his legs crossed on the ground.
‘It’s going to rain for three days. On the fourth day, the sun will shine again,’ the ancient man said wisely.