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Theory Of Architecture Essay

622 words - 2 pages

"The Architect must recognize that process, not design, is the crux, and that the beauty and functional harmony of the building comes from a thousand small steps, taken one at a time, while the building is being designed, through the use of models, and then while the building is actually being made". This is one of the 16 guidelines stated in Christopher Alexander's "A Hippocratic Oath for Architects". So wouldn't the beauty of being an Architect be to create a masterpiece? To say that you dug your hands right in there and physically helped to build your masterpiece? I believe that if these 16 guidelines that Alexander wrote were implemented, it would give Architecture a whole new meaning. As a student, I think that the courses we would be instructed to take would be more fulfilling. We would have a wider range of understanding the entire concept of what the true meaning of being an Architect is. As an architect, I would agree that if implemented, every building we produce should, and would be desirable. Each work would be its own masterpiece. This could futuristically help the world to make Architecture more modern and help to remove some of the bland buildings and houses we now have, to make newer, genuine ones. All of the repetition would soon be gone, and we would be living in a whole new atmosphere.In past Architectural Eras, The Parthenon of Greece and the Pantheon of Rome are two of the most famous buildings. The Parthenon was built on religious belief to honor the Greek goddess, Athena. Located atop the Acropolis, the Parthenon can be seen for miles away. Being located centrally helps to allow with festive gatherings that were typically held in those days. The building is square in shape with 8 Doric columns across each end and 15 Doric columns along each...


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