What is architecture, Pecha Kucha by Catherine Kuok

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what is architecture?
Lecorbusier ““Architecture is the learned game,
correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in
the light.”
Louis Kahn - “Architecture is the reaching out for
the truth.”
Zaha Hadid - “Architecture is really about wellbeing. I think that people want to feel good in a
space....”
defined
Lecorbusier, louis kahn, zaha hadid
concept architecture begins with an idea, a concept, a vision
solution to a set of problems
an architect is a problem solver
form verses function
making of spacespace can be made in many ways
“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less
room for lies.” Lecorbusier
process
every line has a meaning
structure how does the building stand?
circulation
how do you move through a building?
function
the importance of understanding function
floor
a floor is a surface on ground
wall
walls are all around you
roof / ceiling
look above you
environment
architecture also the ‘built environment’
light and shadow
how does light enter a space?
material
aesthetic, performance, function
“Architecture starts when
you carefully put two
bricks together. There it
begins.”
Mies Van De Rohe
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