Architecture

Design of constructed space

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The goals of architecture, for instance function and aesthetics, are multifaceted, and its impacts are even more extensive. We observe and perceive shapes, proportions, materials, structures, spatial orientation and interrelations between objects and our surroundings. We also see how the future was thought about in the past, and also how expectations of the future changed, resulting in consequences that were not taken into consideration. We can quantify technical criteria such as stability and utility, but what about the users and the impact that architecture can have on well-being and quality of life? What effects does architecture have beyond the object? Does a house change a neighborhood, does a bridge define the landscape, do towers and facades demonstrate power and can new design preserve tradition?

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