When designing a building, the most important factor is intended use of the building rather than its outward appearance. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some individuals opine that the most vital aspect when designing a building is its function rather than its outer aesthetics. I somewhat agree with
this
viewpoint as
although
a good-looking building enhances the beauty of its surroundings, without meeting its basic function, it would be a waste. Aesthetic aspect is the appealing thing to catch anyone's eye. On the one hand, a building that has an appealing appearance may be a source of beautification of its locality that may be able to encourage people to visit it as it may serve as an incentive for tourism, leisure or work.
For example
, the bath houses of Brighton are well-known for their bright and colourful designs and promote tourism in the state of Victoria.
Similarly
, attractive university campuses and office spaces are deemed to be popular study and work destinations among young adults. A building with good foundation is an essential part when we make a building.
However
, the function of a building is of pivotal importance when considering its design. A building needs to accommodate the needs of its owners, residents and patrons. Specifically, one basic necessity of any building is safety,
that is
, it needs to be sturdy and durable.
In contrast
, nowadays, there are many fashionable styles of buildings that compromise their stability and safety.
For instance
, in India, an architectural firm gained popularity for its one-of-a-kind designs and, a few years later the designs were claimed as unsafe when many of the buildings collapsed during a minor earthquake.
As a result
, several resources were wasted and many lives were endangered in light of the importance given to an outward appearance of the buildings over their basic functionality. In conclusion, I agree to some extent that the purpose of a building is of utmost importance,
instead
of the external aspects when designing it, as without serving the primary functions, a building would be a waste of essential resources and even risky.
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Include an introduction and conclusion

A conclusion is essential for IELTS writing task 2. It is more important than most people realise. You will be penalised for missing a conclusion in your IELTS essay.

The easiest paragraph to write in an essay is the conclusion paragraph. This is because the paragraph mostly contains information that has already been presented in the essay – it is just the repetition of some information written in the introduction paragraph and supporting paragraphs.

The conclusion paragraph only has 3 sentences:

  • Summary
  • Restatement of thesis
  • Prediction or recommendation

Example:

To summarize, a robotic teacher does not have the necessary disciple to properly give instructions to students and actually works to retard the ability of a student to comprehend new lessons. Therefore, it is clear that the idea of running a classroom completely by a machine cannot be supported. After thorough analysis on this subject, it is predicted that the adverse effects of the debate over technology-driven teaching will always be greater than the positive effects, and because of this, classroom teachers will never be substituted for technology.

Start your conclusion with a linking phrase. Here are some examples:

  • In conclusion
  • To conclude
  • To summarize
  • Finally
  • In a nutshell
  • In general

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