What is architecture to you?
This is a very popular interview question, which I have decided to ask myself – a test, if you like.
Architecture is more than just the buildings which make up our world around us, it is the structure (square, rectangular or circular), the materialization (concrete, wood etc) and visual representation of these buildings. Architecture is the craft, skill and practice of taking a plot of land – however big or small – and designing something useful for its intended use.
Similarly, if someone were to ask me, “what is your favorite type of architecture?” I wouldn’t be able to give them a straight answer. I admire both regency style and modern architecture.
Although modern architecture is primarily made up of concrete blocks and plain walls, I think it has the potential to grow into something much more than just “blocks” or “concrete boxes” – what that is, I am not quite sure of.
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