Wojciech Odrobina Carrick on Shannon - What is Architecture ?

Architecture is the art and technique of conceiving, designing and constructing buildings that function as a habitat for the human being, whether housing, workplaces, recreation or memorials.

When the human being erects a hut with woods to shelter from the elements
When he paves the earth to erect a square with the statues of his martyrs, when he designs a temple with which to worship his gods or when he erects an immense tower of offices, man puts into practice his architectural knowledge.

The various styles and modes of architecture in human history in fact, reflect many on the conditions and moments of his thinking whether in artistic or pragmatic terms

In fact, his knowledge is based on three fundamental principles: beauty, firmness and utility