What is architecture?

  • (noun): An architectural product or work.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Architecture

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. 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.

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Gottfried Semper - Life - Early Life (to 1834)
... He subsequently studied architecture in 1825 at the University of Munich under Friedrich von Gärtner ... Between 1830 and 1833 he travelled to Italy and Greece in order to study the architecture and designs of antiquity ... bei den Alten (Preliminary Remarks on Polychrome Architecture and Sculpture in Antiquity), in which he took a strong position in favor of polychromy ...
Gottfried Semper
29, 1803 – May 15, 1879) was a German architect, art critic, and professor of architecture, who designed and built the Semper Opera House in Dresden between 1838 and 1841 ... Semper wrote extensively about the origins of architecture, especially in his book The Four Elements of Architecture from 1851, and he was one of the major figures in the controversy ...
Information Science - Research Vectors and Applications - Information Architecture
... Information architecture (IA) is the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities and software to support usability ... focused on bringing together principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape ...
Modern Uses of The Harvard Architecture
... The principal advantage of the pure Harvard architecture—simultaneous access to more than one memory system—has been reduced by modified Harvard processors ... Relatively pure Harvard architecture machines are used mostly in applications where tradeoffs, such as the cost and power savings from omitting caches, outweigh the ... (flash memory) and data (SRAM) memory, with no cache, and take advantage of the Harvard architecture to speed processing by concurrent instruction and data access ...
Cubism - Architecture
... notion that Cubism formed an important link between early-twentieth-century art and architecture is widely accepted ... relationships between avant-garde practices in painting, sculpture and architecture had early ramifications in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia ... many points of intersection between Cubism and architecture, only a few direct links between them can be drawn ...

More definitions of "architecture":

  • (noun): (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software.
    Example: "The architecture of a computer's system software"
    Synonyms: computer architecture
  • (noun): The discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings.
    Example: "Architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
  • (noun): The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect.

Famous quotes containing the word architecture:

    They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    I don’t think of form as a kind of architecture. The architecture is the result of the forming. It is the kinesthetic and visual sense of position and wholeness that puts the thing into the realm of art.
    Roy Lichtenstein (b. 1923)