Architecture Vs. Buildings Architecture

884 Words Jul 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Architecture vs. Buildings When I read the book Seven Lamps of Architecture, John Ruskin opened my mind to the idea that a “building does not become architecture merely by the stability of what it erects”. Architecture is more than just a mere building. “Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, for whatsoever uses, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.” (John Ruskin) Even though all architectures is buildings not all buildings are architectural.
Many people believe that a building is just a building, but just like there is a difference between a building designer and an architect, there is a difference between a building and an architectural feat. Take for example, the modern day skyscraper, a tall box that isolates its inhabitants. Where it is impressive it does not constitute for architecture. Architecture is like (as Ole Scheeren puts it) a human body. Each person is different and yet we all have the same organs. Even though different buildings must have the same functions that does not mean that they must look the same. So, there 's a difference but why should I care? A project was created to answer the question “Why Architecture?” There they discover that, “Our conception of reality is not a product of our individual beliefs, nor is it merely the presence of something that exists outside of us. Our conception of reality is built. The fact that we share a similar view of reality…
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