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Definition of Architecture

Definition of Architecture

I can’t believe I’ve written this blog for over a year and never bothered to define Architecture. A glaring ommission to be sure. Perhaps I could get some help on this one? What’s a good definition of “Architecture” ?


Architecture (noun): the act of artfully placing complex forms in remote locations to be photographed for magazine covers.

. Architecture (noun): the memory of that which could have been, that is invoked by the residual form remaining after extensive value engineering. .

Architecture (noun): Public disinterest derived from a combination of self importance and greed. .

Architecture (noun): The compromise arrived at by the client and the designers after the president of the firm and the client played golf yesterday. .

Architecture (noun): The hard metallic outer shell surrounding confused school children pointing at the large early period Calder mobile hanging from the ceiling. .

Architecture (noun): The space between 4 or more glass walls, wherein wealthy people shower. .

Architecture (noun): Profession wherein ones salary is amusing to the majority of other professionals. .

Architecture (noun): The homes that hipsters admire. .

Architecture (noun): Structure approved by banks. .

Architecture (noun): The touch, the feel of titanium. The fabric of our lives. .

Architecture (noun): creativity plus financing minus creativity


Architecture (noun): The solid form of angst


photos are from bindermichi’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)

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Jody Brown
Cite: Jody Brown. "Definition of Architecture" 21 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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