In this article we will discuss what architecture is and what the new tendencies and the new modern, creative ways are in designing our world today.
What does architecture mean to us and how it has changed through the centuries? How has architecture affected our lives? In this article you will find out the real answers to those questions and you will get a real sense of what architecture is today.
Modern House Architecture
First we will answer the question “What is architecture?” The word architecture comes from the Latin word “architectura” and it refers to the process of planning, designing and construction of buildings. Some of the architectural works are built with the intention of becoming cultural or national symbols, most of which are considered later on as works of art. We have many examples in our world today for such buildings – “The Taj Mahal”, “The Buckingham palace”, “The Notre Dame Cathedral”, “The Sydney Opera House”, and many others. Some of the most astonishing architectural, ancient buildings are The Pyramids. They are a legacy left by lost civilizations that still hold an unrevealed mystery and bring questions such as “Why are they built?” and “Who are they built from?” but they definitely give a very satisfying answer to the question “What is architecture?”.
Modern Architecture Building 10 Weymouth Street
The Egyptian way of answering “What is architecture”?” is very unique. There are 138 discovered pyramids in Egypt and all of them are designed with unbelievably precise mathematical accuracy that still amazes scientists. Today, the significant architectural works around the world are not similar to those built in the ancient times, but they have one thing in common. They are all works of art and all of them share a very special purpose and that is answering the question “What is architecture?”
Architecture by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
In our modern world, every culture has a different way of showing what architecture is. In a way, we are not able to conclude what is the best recipe for a perfect balance between beauty, practicality and style. Every culture understands architecture differently. In conclusion we could say that architecture is the art of creating a representation of cultural, national, political, and spiritual understanding of the world through the ability to build structures and buildings that will someday become legacies themselves. Every nation, culture, even every person has its own way of answering the question “What is architecture?” and that’s what makes us so very special…
Text by Rebecca T.