U8. Architecture as Art

Is architecture considered art?If so, why is it regarded as art, It’s likely that you concur that there is creative architecture if you have ever seen Antonio Gaud’s creations. Although he is one example, there are many other architects who have produced works of art in movements like Art Nouveau and Postmodernism. Let’s continue the discussion and examine a few works of art and architecture.

One of the traditional fine arts disciplines, architecture has long had a close connection to the art world. The process of creating lovely buildings through planning, design, and construction is what we refer to as architecture.

Architecture is an outcast in the art world despite being a well-established genre of art since it does not meet many of the criteria for fine art. Let’s first talk about art and architecture individually in order to understand how they are related.

Chandigarh Assemble Le Corbusier

Cube Houses

The Crystal by Daniel Libeskind
Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry

How Are Architecture and Art Similar?

The same fundamental organizing ideas, aesthetically pleasing components, and perceptual interactions are used in the design of both art and architecture. Because there is a great deal of overlap between the two ideas, it is evident when studying the history of art and architecture that many people were both architects and painters. Both culturally and historically significant, architecture and art.

This is the summary of this unit

  1. Architecture AS art
  • Architecture as Sculpture
  • Architecture as Painting
  • Architecture as Tradition

.2Architecture FROM other arts

• Architecture from Neoplasticism
• Architecture from Purism
• Architecture from Cubism
• Architecture from Surrealism

3 Architecture IN other arts

  • Architecture in Cinema
  • Architecture in Painting
  • Architecture in Music

4.Architecture WITH other arts

  • Suggested Architecture
  • Gesamtkunstwerk

1Architecture AS art

Architecture as Sculpture

Frank Gehry

Architecture as Painting

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Architecture as Tradition

Donald Gray

.2 Architecture FROM other arts

Architecture from Neoplasticism

Neoplasticism in Arhitecture composition with yellow,red,black,blue,gray

Purism in Architecture

Cubism in Architecture

Surrealism in Architecture


Architecture IN other arts

• Architecture in Painting

Café Terrace at Night (1888)
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Waterfall (1961)

Architecture in cinema

Film: Mon oncl

Year: 1958
Directed by: Jacques Tati
Written by: Jacques Lagrange, Jean L’Hôte,Jacques Tati
Produced by: Jacques Tati
Starring: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola,
Adrienne Servantie, Alain Bécourt
Country, language: France/Italy, French
Genre: comedy

: Mr. Hulot (Jacques Tati), who lives in a very modest house in a poor neighborhood, goes to visit his nephew, who lives with his parents in an ultra -modern home
. The boy’s father holds a high position in a plastic factory , the house is cold, unlike
the home of Monsieur Hulot who feels uncomfortable ,His nephew is not happy , because he is forbidden to bring home friends , because they might break something Monsieur Hullot will try to make him improve this situation.

Architecture in music

Year: 1910
Composer: Claude Debussy
Form: Prélude for solo piano

The legand of Ys. Based on historical facts about king Gradlon , in Brittany , around 6th CE Ys was a Celtic town built below the sea level , surrounded by dikes. Because of the licentinousness of Princess Dahut the city was Floode , The legend tells that in calm days one can hear the chine of bells and the singing of monks of the ancient cathedral from the depths .

.Architecture WITH other arts

• Suggested Architecture
• Gesamtkunstwerk

• Suggested Architecture

Andrea Mantegna: Camera degli Sposi (1465-
1474), Ducal Palace, Mantua, Italy.

• Gesamtkunstwerk

Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926): Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain (1904-1906)

Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork)

Pierre Chareau (1883-1950): Maison de Verre, Paris, France (1928-1932)