includes definition of architecture, role of architect, theories, historical trace, types, cultural meaning and challenges facing phil. architecture. from Art appreciation: looking beyond by pasagui et al.
I. Definition of Architecture “architectura” “arkitekton” “master builder” “chief” or “leader” “carpenter”Architecture is the art of designing structures.
II. The Role of ArchitectThe architect is to be concerned with thefollowing:1.Construction2.Articulation3.AestheticsErnest Gardner. “The role of the architect is constantly evolving.”
III. Theory of Architecture“A good building should satisfy the principles offirmitatis utilitatis venustatis.”• DURABILITY – it should stand up robustlyand remain in good condition.• UTILITY – it should be useful; and functionwell for the people using it.• BEAUTY – it should delight people, and raisetheir spirits.
“You employ stone, wood, and concrete,and with these materials you build housesand palaces: that is construction.Ingenuity is at work. But suddenly youtouch my heart, you do me good. I amhappy and I say: This is beautiful. Thatis Architecture.”