Can architecture change how we perceive the world?

On October 7, we celebrate an art form that can define how we connect with our surroundings.

By Alejandro Ruelas

Oct 3, 2019

Architecture can improve lives, preserve environments, and define how we interact with the world. This is why each year on the first Monday of October we commemorate World Architecture Day, an opportunity to celebrate the far-reaching influence it has on many aspects of our lives. 

World Architecture Day was established back in 2005 by the International Union of Architects, a non-government organization recognized by UNESCO that represents creators in 115 countries and territories around the world. The date was chosen to coincide with the United Nations’ World Habitat Day, which highlights our collective responsibility for the future of human habitat.

Architecture has a huge transformative potential. Defined as the art and technique of designing and building, it holds the key to how we interact with our environs. While modifying the spaces we inhabit, we humans have changed our attitude towards the world and how we relate to it. 

This conviction is at the core of AZULIK’s concept. The idea of architecture as a catalyst has inspired the brand to use it as a means for the reconnection of people with nature, with others and with themselves.

The organic design of AZULIK’s spaces, both in Tulum and Francisco Uh May, Mexico, is highly conscious of its influence on how we coexist with the natural world. It uses irregular lines, textures, and lighting to capture the visitors’ attention, making them aware of the present moment, and helping them find a new connection with their surroundings. At the same time, it encourages people to forego technological distractions in order to meaningfully communicate with others.

On October 7, we celebrate the possibilities of architecture and we recognize in it an opportunity to restore our connection with the natural environment and the places we create.

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