What Is Architecture?

Profound, cynical or silly, it is relevant to me; perhaps it will be for you as well. It is in no particular order and I add to it from time to time.

-DNM

Architecture: the art of building in which human requirements and construction materials are related so as to furnish practical use as well as an aesthetic solution, thus differing from the pure utility of engineering construction.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Tweet

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.