Two Cents On The Essence Of Art In Architecture

Two Cents On The Essence Of Art In Architecture

Arts: Architecture: different but inseparable.

Both communicate visually and complement each other. We can say architecture is a form of art that requires many disciplines to design, which are artistic.

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle.

This holds against all tastes in trends and the art of any artist. Art gives multiple dimensions like emotion, culture, community, and comfort to three-dimensional architecture. Art can stand alone or merge with architecture.

The infusion of art into architecture can enliven the energy and spirit of the environment. The interconnection between art and architecture can interknot aesthetics and influence. The aesthetic prima of art can express the purpose of architecture to serve culture, emotion, and evolution through involvement. Artworks can interact with their surroundings, challenge the existing environment, or enhance the atmosphere.

Architecture, on the other hand, must respond to its specific context, whether it's an urban setting, a natural landscape, or a historical site. Architects consider the site's characteristics, cultural context, and social impact to create harmonious and meaningful designs. What else can we say, as is already well said by Sir Winston Churchill?

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."


The subjectivity of art can follow the creativity and freedom of the artist, but architecture is a collaborative endeavor of multiple disciplines to match the objectivity of the environment, socio-cultural context, and needs and aspirations of people.


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