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What is Architecture?

What is Architecture? In what ways may we characterize architecture as an occupation, a field of study, and an abstract idea? I’ve noticed a few posts on different boards lately, and I’ve been discussing this extensively with coworkers as of late. So, I figured I’d toss my name in the hat and see if I could define architecture as I see it. This position seems like it would spark some debate. You can bet that I am about to cause a stir. At the outset, it is essential to clarify that I am not trying to downplay the significance of the subjects I will address later; rather, I am stating my preference for a particular definition of art.

Design is not architecture.

Coming from someone who finds satisfaction in the creative process, this may sound unusual, but design is not the same as architecture. While design is an integral part of building design, it is neither architecture nor all of its components. I mention this because it is a common topic of conversation among designers to discuss the process of building structures. However, architectural design is only a minor aspect of the field. These days, it seems like everything has some sort of design element to it. Commercials for toothbrushes, for instance, often highlight the product’s attractive appearance. The building or structural design is not architecture in and of itself, but it is an integral aspect of the broader notion of “A” art More is architecture. I should make a whole post about this one idea, but I must get on.

Planning is not architecture.

Planning is not architecture.

The idea is undoubtedly related to ARCH and is a part of the architectural process, but it is not architecture per se. Master planning, land-use planning, and urban development planning are all important tasks that architects should help with. Art is more than only these activities, which shape our cities and regions and guide their development and planning. By no means am I claiming that these endeavours are without merit or that they contribute nothing to the built environment or architectural features? Again, that’s not architecture, but it would be careless. So, I implore you not to attack me with your invective against the architectural nature of urban and master planning. Listen, I understand. However, in my view, they are more accurately described as architecture nearby than art. and the arch itself. Architecture is shaped by them.

Research is not architecture.

While the study does not qualify as art or art a trend may emerge. Even considerable investigation, theoretical consideration, and academic writing on the subject do not make art and arch. My soon-to-be-released definition excludes written elements from art and arch. I know this will be a strongly discussed topic, but these notions are not art and arch. How do they affect ARCH? That’s true! Are art and arch encroaching? They are. How do they enrich architecture? Yes. Would they help the practice? Yes. Do they advance the field often? Yes. Aren’t these structures? No. Many will take that personally. Please be patient—I’ll succeed.

Architecture requires Building.

Architecture requires Building.

This view defines architecture as more than building. Making a space comfortable requires more than planning and building. Capital “A” ARCH requires more than art and arches. The following may sound pretentious or haughty, but it captures architecture. I’ll admit that my capital “A” ARCH concepts have been scarce during my career. Lots of things I’ve done don’t suit the art and arch categories. This doesn’t mean I didn’t try. I would use it in every project if I could. This is not always possible due to clients, sites, budgets, and building codes. To overcome all that and produce art and arch demands tremendous touch and intelligence. So I’ll narrate these deeds.

This view defines art as more than a building. Making a space comfortable requires more than planning and building. Capital “A” ARCH requires more than art and arches. The following may sound pretentious or haughty, but it captures architecture. I’ll admit that my capital “A” architecture concepts have been scarce during my career. Lots of things I’ve done don’t suit the art and arch categories. This doesn’t mean I didn’t try. I would use it in every project if I could. This is not always possible due to clients, sites, budgets, and building codes. To overcome all that and produce art and arch demands tremendous touch and intelligence. So I’ll narrate these deeds.

Everything is Architecture?

According to an online argument last week, art and arch are increasingly being defined to include design techniques, talents, and elements. Know that desire and tendency. Open our canopy. I think this devalues architects. Broadening the concept has caused us to lose agency and respect in the world because we say “Oh, that’s art. and arch,” “That’s also architecture,” and “Everything is the architect”. Nothing is extraordinary when everything is art and arch. Commodified ARCH is devalued. Art and arches should be tightened to provide us control over the constructed environment and “A” Architecture. Meanings of art may improve value. This may be unpopular, but I’m speaking up. If people were polite and not emotional, I could argue this for hours. Apply sensitivity, individuality, and emotion to art and arch. Share your ideas. Give me it.

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