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Posted by  Brian Parker on September 18, 2003 at 00:48:17:

In Reply to:  what is architecture? posted by aaron on September 16, 2003 at 10:48:27:

1: An overall concept or idea that drives the project.

2: Experence of this idea shown in circulation, flow, form, space, volume, function.

3: relationship of forms, space, volume etc to each other as well as these to the overall concept

4: environment, how the project fits within or grows out of its surroundings as well as sun angle, wind, sustainability etc...

5: "Architecture is a representation of our time. Industry and technology join together with our epoch(society's influence of the present) to determine what Architecture is".

Architecture is an instrument of social change.

I know I've missed some things but this should give you kind of an idea of what I percieve Architecture to be so far. I'm a 3rd year Arch major at the University of Houston and I have been struggling with this question since the beginning. No one ever seems to give me a clear answer either, but this is what i have come up with so far.
Hope I helped.


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