Firmly delightful ‘Architecture’

After a long time, browsing through the Francis D. K. Ching’s classic, ‘A Visual Dictionary of Architecture.’ Fun to reminded of the many concepts/ideas and disciplines that architecture is connected to – art, aesthetics, beauty, taste, environmental design, urban design, city planning, landscape architecture, interior design, space planning, technology, technics, tectonics, architectonics, engineering, behavioral science, sociology, anthropology – to name a few! On his pages that define ‘architecture’ Ching includes the famous Vitruvian principles ‘commodity’ (something of value, use, or convenience), firmness (the state or quality of being solidly constructed), delight (a high degree of pleasure and enjoyment).

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