U1- What is architecture?



  • culture
  • composition
    • the strategy used in order to design a project
  • landscape
  • history
  • identity (of a society)
    • representative architecture that is symbolic
  • development
  • technology
  • masterpieces
  • ephemeral
    • temporary expositions, ex Fallas
  • client
  • order
  • interdisciplinary
    • the need to be in a group to make architecture

How it begins

  • Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
    • Roman architect
    "Architecture is the art of building"
  • Jean-Nicolas-Luis Durand
    • architect, professor, and theorist from The French Architectural School of Public Works
    For a building to be appropriate, it must be solid, healthy, and comfortable.
  • William MorrisEnglish theorist, textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist
    architecture is the sum of modifications and alterations introduced into the land in order to satisfy human needs.
  • Adolf Loos
    • Austrian architect and theorist
    The house covers a need [...] Shouldn't architecture be understood outside the art?
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    • American architect, theorist, urban planner
    "Architecture is the scientific art of making structure express ideas
  • Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris
    • Le Corbusier, he was a French architect, theorist, urban planner, space designer, painter, sculptor, and man of letters
    Architecture is the starting point for anyone who wants to take humanity towards a better future
  • Louis Kahn
    • Who was a renowned American architect of his time
    the ponderous creation of spaces
  • Carlos Scarpa
    • Italian intellectual, artist, architect, and designer
    The value of a work is its expression. When something is well expressed, its value becomes very high.
  • Mathias Goeritz
    • Mexican sculptor, poet, art historian, architect, and painter
    art and also architecture are a reflection of the spiritual state of human being in his/her time.
  • Paul Rudolph
    • American architect
    architecture is the art of the possible
  • Otl Aicher
    • a German graphic designer and typographer
    They are in danger of becoming accomplices of fashions and they are no longer derived from argument and reasoning such as science and technique
  • Juan Calduch Cervera
    • Spanish architect, theoretician, writer, and professor
    Construction as technique is the way to dominate our environment to turn it into architecture.
  • Rem Koolhaas
    • Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist, and professor
    architecture is a chaotic adventure. There is no determined field that generates the architecture, but it is an interrelation of many activities that are merged in a way in which it can’t be determined