Sign in
Download Opera News App





Arts Design

Mind blowing architectural designs you never thought existed. Check it out.

The term "architecture" in English is not an original English word, but rather a French word that has been borrowed. According to etymological evidence, the Greek word arkhitekton, which is a combination of two words, Arkhi and Tekton (master and builder), appears to be the origin word for architecture. The Latin architectus, which has the same meaning as the Greek architectus, was influenced by this Greek root. These were the origins of the French word Architecte (meaning "one who designs and executes the construction of a structure"), which is related to the English word architect. The word architecture was developed further in French and then adopted by the English language. In its original context, the term "architecture" referred to the construction of buildings; however, it is now used broadly in a wide range of fields, including the field of computers, where it is referred to as "software architecture." 

Take a look at some mind-blowing architectural ideas that may lead you to believe they are not real. 

According to Webster's dictionary, architecture is described as "the art or science of building or construction, or the art and practice of designing and building structures, especially inhabited ones," or "the art and practice of designing and building structures, especially habitable ones." This straightforward explanation explains some of the most fundamental characteristics of architecture. It is insufficient to define architecture simply as the art or science of building; additionally, describing architecture from the perspective of human habitation raises another question: what if the structure is not habitable, such as a monument or a memorial; do they not still fall into the category of architecture? Another definition provided by Webster's Dictionary states that architecture is the formation or construction that results from or appears to result from a conscious act. Buildings, of course, are pre-planned structures, and as such, they are constructed with conscious effort. But when an architect designs or plans certain elements, it is possible that they are motivated by pure imagination or unconscious motives as well.

Content created and supplied by: Gistlord. (via Opera News )

Architecte English French Greek Latin


Load app to read more comments