Architecture : The Theoretical Underpinning Of Architecture

1618 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 7 Pages
Although architecture has no precise definition, it can range from being defined as an art, practice, or complexity of designing something, to being a challenging profession in itself. It is said that “architecture serves a purpose, stand erect, and is capable of moving us emotionally.” For one to understand how architecture is seen by the creator, it is important that we understand the theoretical underpinning of architecture, of its time, and also how it advanced up to that time. “Architecture is that great living creative spirit which from generation to generation, from age to age, proceeds, persists, and creates, according to the nature of man, and his circumstances as they change. That is really architecture.” Architectural theories have always been derived from a relevant concept which have been around for centuries but still has no precise definition even in its history. In some instances, there are beliefs and rules where some architects should respect historical preservation by refraining from imposing their architectural theories, on the other hand, others feel it should be expressed regardless. “. Some who believes that there is no such thing as living through Art. At first thought, having written sources appears to be unnecessary, because architecture is physical and a theory can easily be conceived through its design. “Gothic architecture, for example, has been interpreted in diametrically opposed ways, ranging from pure functionalism at one extreme to…
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