About Architecture

About architecture, What is it?


Architecture is a passion before a science and love before a business. It’s many different things to those who are devoted to it, depending on the individual. The one thing that all architects have in common is the thought that architecture provides a sense of place or privacy for all kinds of human activity.

‘Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, surpasses them as substance shadow.’ -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

Architecture creates and preserves culture and traditions for thousands of years; think of the Egyptian Pyramids for example. Architectural works are also perceived as cultural works of art such as the Statue of Liberty. Architecture is not only the art and science of designing buildings; it's a lot more than that. It's the most meaningful type of art.

It's the beauty of living inside beauty itself. ‘No matter how much you love a beautiful painting you can't live in it, but you can live in a beautiful house.‘ (Elias Redwan, 2007).

Architecture is also a struggle between science and art. Art has no limitation, but science does and so science is sometimes the architects' best friend and worst enemy. That's why architects sometimes try to overcome its limitations by ignoring its logic when they design for theories or pleasure. To define architecture in terms of design, it is the creative manipulation of mass, space, volume, texture, light, shadow, and materials.

This artistic manipulation is limited or restricted by practical elements such as cost, regulations, construction, and technology, yet within these constraints, it is allowed to fly freely.

Architecture is also an interdisciplinary field. It involves mathematics, science, art, technology, social sciences, politics, and history. Vitruvius, one of earliest known architectural theorist, stated, ‘Architecture is a science, arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning: by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.’

In the end though, architecture is usually governed by the architect's personal passion, approach, taste, talent, or philosophy. In this way, it leans well towards art while preserving a basis in science and theory.


Comments

Thanks again for the above information, now i need your help to can teach me on this programm. please regrds Bauro  

what a beautiful quotes =-) i also learnt some qoute from my friend," Architect do rock!" anaways, i love to be an architect!i cant wait to start.

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a wonderful and comprehensive description

Architecture allows not only for a great relation between nature, science and art. It is  also an unmatched platform for the architect to give shape and mix his dreams with those of his client's to produce a full, rich experience of comfort and well being that can be enjoyed by many generations.

even though im 10 only now ilove to be an architect for future timekvera

Architecture is beyond what u think it is.it is all about the art of life. It is indeed a great course to study,depending on ur motive towards it.

Vichi

nabila.shishakli's picture

I would like to study architecture to enjoy. I enjoy the perspective and understanding of geometry I love the architectural creativity and I can understand it . I think I could be a creative architect if I study it .
Benjamin Amankwandoh's picture

I would like to study architecture can you help me
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I like the in-depth description of Architecture that was stated, It just lets me further know that there is room for future and new architecture, and how the basics of Architecture starts from inside.
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