U1. What is architecture?

In this unit we’re going to talk about Architecture, so as we know every architecte has a special idea of the meaning of architecture.

The techniques and art of building and designing are often distinguished from those related to construction. While architecture is known for its ability to fulfill both expressive and practical requirements, it cannot be separated from its utilitarian side.

And now we we’ll see the ideas of some architecture

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris

«Architecture is the starting point for anyone who wants to take humanity towards a better future «.

Rem Koolhaas

Architecture is a dangerous mixture of omnipotence and impotence By definition, 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”

Jean-Nicolas-Luis Durand

« the art of composing and realizing all public and private buildings. For a building to be appropriate, it must be solid, healthy, and comfortable. « 

Carlos Scarpa 

«Architecture is a language that is very difficult to understand. It is mysterious unlike other arts such as music, which is more directly understandable … The value of a work is its expression. When something is well expressed, its value becomes very high. «

Louise Bourgeois 

«Architecture has to be an object of our memory. When we evoke and conjure up memory to make it clearer, we pile up associations in the same way that we pile bricks to build a building. Memory is a form of architecture. «