architecture

[Ar┬Ěchi*tec`ture]

Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.

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The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.

Noun
the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect

Noun
an architectural product or work

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(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer''s hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer''s system software"

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the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"


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The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.

n.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.


Architecture

Ar"chi*tec`ture , n. [L. architectura, fr. architectus: cf. F. architecture. See Architect.] 1. The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Many other architectures besides Gothic.
3. Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.
The architecture of grasses, plants, and trees.
The formation of the first earth being a piece of divine architecture.
Military architecture, the art of fortifications. -- Naval architecture, the art of building ships.

The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.

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Usage Examples

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress.

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

All real education is the architecture of the soul.

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Other Usage Examples

Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?

Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture.

And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.

An important work of architecture will create polemics.

After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings.

Architecture aims at Eternity.

Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved.

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