Why not define architecture is simply as possible. Dictionary.com says that as a noun this is “the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.”

Wikipedia states that “Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων arkhitekton “architect”, from ἀρχι- “chief” and τέκτων “builder”) is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.”

14 10, 2017

100 Great 20th Century Buildings

2019-06-10T17:35:37+00:00By |architecture|

My subscription to Architectural Digest yields many nuggets but a recent gem is a heads up that next month Rizzoli is publishing a book. "100 Buildings: 1900–2000". A Pritzker award winning architect, Tom Mayne, compiled this list by sending questionnaires "asking [...]

25 06, 2017

Tudor Style

2017-06-25T08:40:38+00:00By |architecture, Tudor Style|

Any meaningful conversation about Tudor Style begins with a certain amount of era definition. This period in history is associated with the House of Tudor, which is generally accepted as the 16th Century in England. The more than iconic Henry [...]

25 05, 2017

Eero Saarinen and TWA

2017-05-25T17:12:31+00:00By |architecture, Design Tips|

The most perfectly symmetrical marriage of design and commerce in the ’60’s may have been the union of Eero Saarinen  and TWA at what was then Idlewild Airport in New York City.  Opened in 1962 amidst much futuristic and design fanfare, the TWA [...]