In recent years we have witnessed a kind of appreciation of the architectural phenomenon. Large investments, taxes, employment and other values that go along with the activity of the construction of architecture projects occupy the foreground in the headlines of newspapers, radio and television news. Yet we have heard little or reflect in writing about what remains. This is accomplished after investments, taxes paid and completed construction contracts. The buildings are the work of Architects and the figure of the developers and real estate developers, which have existed since the beginning of time, can not obscure a role that we all recognize, of course. Then we talked and we think when we talk and think about architecture?
The architecture comes from the Greek word “arch“, meaning “head, who is in command” and “tekton”, ie “builder or carpenter. ” Thus, for the ancient Greeks is the chief architect and director of construction and architecture is the art or the art of the person who directs the project and construction of buildings and structures, as for the ancient Greeks, word techne means knowing to do something. From it came the words “Technical” and “Tectonic” (Constructive). In its broadest sense, William Morris gave the following definition: “The architecture includes the consideration of the entire physical environment that surrounds human life: we can not avoid it while we are part of civilization, because the architecture is the set of modifications and alterations made in the earth’s surface in order to meet human needs, excepting only the pure wilderness. “(The Prospects of Architecture in Civilization, lecture delivered at the London Institution on March 10, 1881 and collected in the book On Art and Socialism, London, 1947. ” The definition we tested the architect Bruno Zevi also enriches us with a contribution in principle appears to be highly segmented, “The architecture is not derived from a sum of lengths, widths and heights of the structures that surround the space, but the vacuum itself derives , space wrapped interior space in which men live and move. “For Zevi then the architecture is based on the gaps and adaptation of these through the interpretation of themselves to be occupied by capita. Something like set to music as the silence that occurs between note and note. Closer to us, the architect Samuel Flores Flores Architecture defines as “a space envelope that surrounds the man”
Sail in search of information that is necessary to understand. Beyond these definitions, seriousness and importance attached by the practice of architecture, it is necessary to note that in this activity are the streets, neighborhoods, cities and even regions. The built landscape is the work of Architects, or should be. The promotion of values that are in each building is a product of culture and level of training that some men and women who decide to devote to the task of shaping the world of others. However, some architects are in fashion and others work in silence. The marqueting has permeated everything. But the architects are known for their work, there is no alternative means to consecrate or stoning an author, rather than an analysis of his work. In the present case, the buildings survive over time and are responsible for that feeling of embrace and control offered by some sites. Also the strong rejection we experience in others.