Defining what architecture is can be very complicated. For many years there has been a discussion about whether this is an artistic discipline or not, this has resulted in several architects trying to explain what architecture consists of, some of them were:
“Architecture is the art of building” Marcus Vitruvius.
“A bicycle shed is a building; Lincon Cathedral is a work of architecture” Nikolaus Pevsner.
“Architecture is the inevitable art, we are in continuous contact with it… we can avoid contemplanting painting, sculptures or any other work of art but architecture, it affects us constantly, configures our behavior and conditions our state of mind…” Richard Leland
In class, we have come to the conclusion that architecture is a technique that requires a programmed execution.
Architecture appears in response to a need or problem.