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Architecture

Both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction.

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων arkhitekton "architect", from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "creator") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

Architectural types

Architecture is created only to fulfill the specifications of an individual or group. Economic law prevents architects from emulating their fellow artists in producing works for which the demand is nonexistent or only potential. So the types of architecture depend upon social formations and may be classified according to the role of the patron in the community. The types that will be discussed here—domestic, religious, governmental, recreational, welfare and educational, and commercial and industrial—represent the simplest classification; a scientific typology of architecture would require a more detailed analysis.

Timeline

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Tom Wiscombe: What is architecture?

Web

October 30, 2019

What does an Architect Do?

Web

May 22, 2018

What is Architecture ?

Web

January 1, 2018

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ben Knight
August 11, 2021
phys.org
With heatwaves, bushfires, and floods, small towns and their surrounding communities have confronted a combination of successive disasters fuelled by climate change. And it's predicted to only get worse.
July 30, 2021
https://magazine.outlookindia.com/
Outlook's annual ranking of India's best government institutes of architecture (in partnership with ICARE) can help students make an informed choice
Matterport
June 7, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, which has entered into a definitive...
Trimble
June 2, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) has received a gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab...
STG Design
May 3, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- STG Design, an integrated architecture, interiors, and planning firm transforming businesses through design, announced that Sandra M. Parét...
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