What is Architecture? That is a question you need to ask yourself throughout the semester. Everyone has an idea on what it is: house, office, museum, sports area…… but, is it correct?
As you go through the semester, you will see many different forms of what I deem Architecture. And of course, I am right. However, most architects define architecture differently. The one thing most agree on is that it revolves around buildings. So in one sentence, I want you to define ARCHITECTURE? There is no right or wrong answer at this point. So do not look up the definition. I want a simple answer from you. The primary objective of this assignment is to see if your definition changes throughout the semester.
In your notebook write down your definition of architecture. Keep this for review throughout the course.
Reading for the first week.
Read the Foreword, Preface, and Introduction. Pages 6-11
After reading realize that architecture has changed, but has the same intent; providing shelter.
Creating an Architecture Handbook
At the bottom of the page discuss with your family or teacher the Research questions. These questions will help everyone in their home understand the importance of architecture and how it impacts our daily lives.
1. How is architecture important to your daily life?
2. What is green architecture and sustainable design?
3. What do you see as major innovations in architecture? Think about the last 150 years.