What is architecture….?
What is architecture…?
Architecture is a passion, a vocation, a calling – as well as a science and a business. It has been described as a social art and also an artful science. Architecture must be of the highest quality of design. Architecture provides, in the words of Marcus Vitruvius, the great Roman architect and historian, “firmness, commodity and delight.1”
Architecture provides a sense of place and support of all types of human activity. Architecture helps the man-made fit in harmony with the environment while promoting health and well-being, enriching lives aesthetically and spiritually, providing economic opportunities, and creating a legacy that reflects and symbolizes culture and traditions.
1st Century BC Roman Architect Vitruvius is the author of the treatise De architectura. The work is divided into 10 books dealing with city planning and architecture in general; building materials; temple construction; public buildings; private buildings; clocks; hydraulics; and civil and military engines. His work was used as a classic text book from ancient Roman times to the Renaissance.
– See more at: www.raic.org
What is architecture?
Architecture, has always been so interesting for me. Art and culture dancing in architecture… Maybe once upon a time. Because globalisation removes the tracks of the cultures… Increasingly cities look like to each others… And they are all towers… The cities covered with towers… Today I saw some photographs, it was unbelievable…
Photographs taken by French photographer, Romain Jacquet Lagréze… In Hong Kong…
What I can see is a challenge of the human world against the nature… Makes me afraid… as if it is a kind of race in today’s world…
What is the great harmony or the thin line between good and bad… Of course you may think this, to according to who it is good or bad… I am not an expert about architecture but there is only one important point for me, do we keep the nature… the beauties of nature… can we keep the harmony between nature and architecture…? What is the key in here?
“Entering the city is like entering a different world — or even a different planet, as in an episode of Star Trek. The city itself is full of surprises and mysteries.”
When I read these words, I wondered the city. And I searched, I made a travel on Google…
A new city has been rising in there… with the imagination of the architects… This is one of them,
Library in Astana, Kazakhstan, Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, awarded with some of his projects.
Another library, this time in Prague, architects are PETR HAJEK, JAN SEPKA, PETR BURIAN, TOMÁŠ HRADEČNÝ, HSH ARCHITEKTI
I think, I should come back again to the words at the beginning of this post,
“While artists work from the real to the abstract, architects must work from the abstract to the real.” Steven Holl
Maybe technically, architectural they are all amazing projects, but when you placed them in nature, something makes me unpleasure… I can’t explain well but seems to me, as if it is not belong here… it is like to plant a peach tree in a pot… or something like that…