An Overview of Architectural History

Architectural architecture is the artistic creation and the methodologies of designing, planning, and building various structures or buildings. Architectural works, generally in the actual material form of residential buildings, are regarded as works of visual art and as significant cultural symbols. Architectural works typically have a long period of historical precedent. Architectural designs are typically influenced by the culture of the country from which they are made. The incorporation of certain local aspects is common in many modern architectural works.


Architecture is an artistic pursuit that has produced some of the most important structures in history. Throughout the years, architecture was used to construct important buildings such as the Taj Mahal in India. In the latter part of the twentieth century, architects across the world developed structures that were designed to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, it was also applied in the facilitation of mass tourism. The building of the World Trade Center in New York City is the most prominent example of how architecture was employed as a key component in a massive building construction project. Other noteworthy examples include the Pantheon in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Egypt, the Reading Tower of India, and the Brasilia Tower in Brazil.

There are many different types of architecture. It includes the functional and the ornamental, public and private, low-rise and high-rise buildings. A wide variety of materials is also used in architectural designing. Some of the most common materials used are concrete, steel, glass, stone, wood, ceramic, fiberglass, plastic, natural stone, and marble.