Architecture And Architecture

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The construction of architectural work is evidence of human skill to transform ideas into concrete actualities. Architecture exists in the real world only by the assemblage and erection of concrete materials. Buildings constructed by these materials could convey a specific meaning by structural disruption and disharmony in pieces, but unless there resides a practical usefulness, we lose our curiosity the moment its statement is understood. The building as a whole is judged by the quality of connections in its parts. It is through architecture that relies a rationale in the design of a building. Functions, forms, materials and dimensions are details of which architecture has to face. All these forces have to be met in order to create the ideal space. The architect has chosen this discipline because of its interdisciplinary nature, which acts as a bridge between art and science. Experiences and memories of the architect would be the reservoirs of his/her future designs. The spaces being created, have traces of the atmosphere and images which have been experienced by the him/her. It is with geometry that architecture is capable of defining these spaces and helping us understand them. Whether we ask about the originality of created space like Derrida or even challenge the authenticity of that idea or space in architectural drawings, after construction, we are encouraged to acknowledge the magical power residing in a fully developed and completed creation. Being Aware of their impact, architects create with notions on other disciplines as well. Hence there is so much to be learnt with the upcoming technologies that the probability of falling behind would constantly cast its shadow on architecture. Technological expansion has int... ... middle of paper ... ...same time it could become like the ‘haunted houses’ described by Adam Vidler, losing the power that once kept them alive. Architecture assimilates the body through its exterior and interior. The façade operates as a protection and enclosure of the inner space and also the contents of the psyche. The building and body have long been corresponding in symmetry, harmony and integration of separate parts throughout history. However, it is through interior spaces that one perceives the immaterial mind of the building. Experiencing the interior is essential in architectural evaluation and by occupying this more intimate space of a building we attempt to enhance the scope of our understanding. Daniel Libeskind: - Buildings – contrary to popular thought – are not inanimate objects. They live and breathe, and like humans have an outside and an inside, a body and a soul.
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