Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and constructing space that reflects functional, social, and aesthetic considerations. It requires the manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light, and shadow.
Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing designed spaces, such as project planning, cost estimating and construction administration. Architects designs are then taken from a design stage to fruition using Builders from organisations such as FMB and NFB.
- The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures.
- The practice of an architect, where architecture means to offer or render professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use. Architects require complex University Degrees in order to practice their trade and many go to the Architectural Association School of Architecture and use the The Architects’ Journal.
- A general term to describe buildings and other structures.
- A style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures.