“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”
The title above is a famous quote by Winston Churchill, a british politician. This quote by Winston Churchill is said in a speech in the House of Commons on October 28, 1944(3). The meaning of the quote itself is, first of all a building is a result of the design of the architect’s ideas, but over time after the building was occupied, people who live and work in it take the quality of the buildings they live in.
In this post, i want to give my opinion about this quote. I agree with this quote because it is true that the building could change the human. The changes I want to emphasize here is not the visible physical change itself but rather a change in human behavior. For example, try to compare a person who lives in an enclosed building with someone who lives in a room that got a lot of sun exposure. We can be sure that the people who lived in a room that is never exposed to the sun will be less vibrant and depression than people who lived in a building that got a lot of sun exposure.
I consider the changes in human behavior can be categorized in how buildings shape us, because apart from facial or physical appearance, a person recognizes others of their behaviors. With the change in human behavior, it is not impossible that we will find our new self.
so what do you think about this quote?