Architecture FAQs:


Q: Is architecture De architectura?

A: Yes, and by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century AD.

Q: Is architecture religious?

A: Yes.

Q: Was architecture first practiced?

A: Yes, and it was an avant-garde movement with moral, philosophical, and aesthetic underpinnings.

Q: Is architecture not a personal, philosophical, or aesthetic pursuit by individualists?

A: Yes, rather it has to consider everyday needs of people and use technology to create liveable environments, with the design process being informed by studies of behavioral, environmental, and social sciences.

Q: Was architecture pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright?

A: Yes, and in the 1960s by Buckminster Fuller and in the 1970s by architects such as Ian McHarg and Sim Van der Ryn in the US and Brenda and Robert Vale in the UK and New Zealand.

Q: Was architecture accompanied by a burgeoning of science and engineering which affected the proportions and structure of buildings?

A: Yes.