What is Architecture?


How would you define Architecture? Buildings? Drawings? Art? Many of us have different perceptions about Architecture. A general term to some but a broad meaning to us, Architects. 

Here in the Philippines, when you take Architecture course in College, you will embrace it for five years for you to understand its true meaning. Actually, until now, the learning process is constant even that I have now my own license.

Now, let me show you some definitions of Architecture that I got from different sources. 
  • The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings; and 
  • The complex or carefully designed structure of something 
Source : https://www.lexico.com/
  • 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. Often, historical civilizations identify with their surviving architectural achievements. 
Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/
  • The profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings. 
  • The character or style of building: the architecture of Paris; Romanesque architecture. 
  • The action or process of building; construction. 
  • The result or product of architectural work, as a building. 
  • Buildings collectively. 
  • A fundamental underlying design of computer hardware, software, or both. 
Source: https://www.dictionary.com/
  • Architecture is the art of planning, designing, and constructing building. 
  • The architecture of a building is the style in which it is designed and constructed. 
  • The architecture of something is its structure. 
Source: https://www.yourdictionary.com/
  • The definition of architecture are the characteristics or features of a design that makes something like a building or a computer program unique or representative of a specific place, design style, or era. 
  • Architecture is defined as the method of designing and building something into a usable, pleasing form. 
Source: https://www.yourdictionary.com/

  • the art or science of building; specificallythe art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones
  • formation or construction resulting from or as if from a conscious act 
  • a unifying or coherent form or structure
  • architectural product or work 
  • a method or style of building
Source:  https://www.merriam-webster.com/


  • An architecture of a structure is a total concept of a structure, containing a coherent set of constructional theories, operative ideas and decorative concepts.
  • Architecture, as a field of work, is the art and science of designing and building structures, such as churches, houses, and bridges. But also organizations like enterprises and governmental institutions.
  • Architecture, as in an architecture of a structure, is a total concept consisting of a set of coherent, constructive, operative, and decorative ideas (that is or to be) applied onto a structure.
  • Architecture, in general, can be seen as a conceptual structure with three dimensions: operation, decoration, and construction.
Source:  https://www.dragon1.com/

Architecture may be translated by different dictionaries; it will always come out with a beautiful result. Just look around, the world has been already designed by our Great Architect. 


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