fun form follows function

Murals at Jurong Central Park

It is heartening to see community gardens in housing estates we run through. This is the first we’ve spotted in a public park; with a brightly decorated tool shed nearby, presumably to store tools used by hardworking community gardeners.

The phrase “form follows function” was coined by architect Louis H. Sullivan, referring to the idea that a skyscraper’s exterior design should reflect the different interior functions. In more general terms, the way something looks should be determined by its purpose.

What do you think: does this tool shed illustrate the principle?

This is my contribution to Monday Mural hosted by Sami at ColourfulWorld.

12 Comments

  1. What a cute shed. I just painted our shed in dark gray and my husband also said I should have painted a mural, lol.
    Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Ju-Lyn.

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  2. Gorgeous colourful signs. I’m a fan of simplicity in architecture— and definitely not of disguising function with strange and inappropriate facades. Mock Tudor — I’m looking at you!

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          1. There is a cul de sac near me called Mansion Court (seriously) which is full of exactly the kind of overblown architectural abominations I hate, including columned porticos which are ridiculously out of proportion with the rest of the houses 😦

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