Welcome to the world of architectures

“Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.”  When I saw the sentence, I realized that a huge world of architecture about art, cultures and many other things has been presenting.  I just need to walk in, take a look, and think.  This is a very good start because when we find a topic, we have the direction which we can go.  After that, we just need to experience, and then let people know what we learned.

I start to do some search on architecture today.  The concept of architecture is not single, but it has various meanings and explanations.  Just because the variety of architecture, we would have many useful things to learn. I believe every architect must deeply love their designing.  When crew tried to paint his car again and again to be perfect, architect must also demonstrate on drawing by holding their magic pencils.  Every line they outlined contains their wishes for themselves, for cities, and for society.  They are designing a building or a system that look forward to tell stories of the place it stands.  They want their designing to be symbols.  They want to people remember them.  Like the Empire State in New York City, Sydney Opera House in Sydney, or Great Wall in Beijing.  Three architectures above represent different cultures, and they have different stories.  That is what I really want to explore in the architecture world now – cultural reflections.

It is my first blog post.  It is my first look at the world of architecture.  Before today, I was only thinking, guessing, imaging the world of architecture, and how it is related to culture.  I will keep up and find out more valuable and interesting cultural reflections of architecture, especially modern and postmodern architectures to let you, my reader, know more about my feeling, opinions, ideas and discoveries on architectures.


4 thoughts on “Welcome to the world of architectures

  1. When I read your post, it had a very peaceful, calm tone to it. This, I liked. Now that you say that the different architectures have different cultural stories, I even started to think about architecture in a different way. I would have never thought of that before. Come to think of it, I heard the Statue of Liberty was a gift from another country to the U.S. I wonder what the story was behind that, and why the country decided to give it to us? I bet theres some extremely interesting cultural and historical stories behind different kinds of architectures. One thing I learned about in world civ class was how certain people built palaces and memorials for their lovers. I think that was really interesting and sweet. Why did they do that? Did they want to make their lover happy? Or do you think people built those certain types of architectures to be known and recognized?

  2. architecture is not something i personally always think about, but i think you bring up some very interesting points. there really must be personal meaning and value behind all the time, creativity and effort that are put into creating any type of building. your blog makes me very curious, im very interested in what else you have to say and i am very much so looking forward to it. what kind of buildings interest you most? do you believe there is cultural reflection in all buildings? or just monumental ones?

  3. I agree that all types of architecture contain some form of love in regards to the building that was made. I have always considered architecture a form of art. It not only benefits society through culture means it helps them in physical means as well. I am looking forward to learning more about architecture. Each famous building that has been made in the world always contains a story and reason behind it. One of things I always wanted to know about architecture is how do architects come up with ideas on how they want their building to look like? I would also be interested in finding out more about the lives of architect. I cannot wait to learn more.

  4. I liked this post for numerous reasons. Mainly because of the way that you described architecture as being works of art and that when you design something you make it yours and how much love goes into it. I had never really thought about it but when you mentioned the empire state building, great wall, and Sydney opera house I realize more of what you meant. These are all incredible works of art just created on a larger scale. I can’t wait to see what else you have to blog about and learn more about this intricate art form.

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