Defining Architecture

Architecture is the art and the technical process of building, designing, and planning buildings or other such structures. Architectural projects, in the conventional material form such as buildings, can be perceived as art and as artistic works. They can thus be judged as Art Forms and consequently Art Architectures. There are many sub-disciplines under the discipline of architecture that are collectively known as Architectural Art. These include visual communication arts, theatrical production, applied behavioural science, and building sciences.


Architecture is a very broad area and therefore encompasses many fields. The disciplines of architecture have been divided into three main ones: Planning, drawing, and installing the various building materials that make up the architecture. All these processes together produce a specific result – an architectural project that meets the requirements of its users. Some of the most important areas of architecture are interior and environmental design, buildings and landscapes, and furniture and furnishing.

Architecture has been defining architecture since the 7th century B.C. in the Greek city of Athens. The term for architects in this area was psaetus which literally meant those who made houses. In the Roman era architects were called graminis who worked in the field of designing and building for the government. When it comes to designing buildings today most people use the term architects which is used to define a discipline of artistic design and architectural planning that continues to influence modern building practices.