What is architecture , is it just an outlook , an opinion , a perspective or is it more than that ?? Some of the early examples of architecture might shed some light.It can be sufficely presumed by looking at those monuments and structures, and comparing it with modern day design that the process evolved out of human desire and longing for artistic taste.
Though the ancient civilization ,as those of India and Egypt reflects a tryst. with divine and supernatural , others represent a much more formalized and politically dominated architectural style.Architecture represent local aspiration,cultural symbolism,aspiration, and contemporary ethos that influence social life. Architecture portrays great regional diversity ,developed along different lineshaving different characteristics encompassing natural landscape and further enhancing it.The style and method of design and construction has a generalized as well as vocation specific touch.With rise of new materials and technology ,scientific fields, the architect began to focus on functional as well aestheitc and humanistic aspect of building.In contemporarytimes the architecture is aimed at expanding human experience, promote design that are energy efficient and accomodate the wants and needs of humans.Green housing , use of biodegradable materials is the newnorm.Nowadays,architecture as an IDEA prcecedes architecture as OBJECT.