Wojciech Odrobina - Aesthetics of architecture.
Architecture is called the art of devising, designing and constructing buildings and structures where human activities can be carried out, and which, at the same time, are functional, enduring and aesthetically valuable. The word, as such, comes from the Latin architectūra.
In this sense, architecture is a discipline that is governed by a set of technical and aesthetic principles, where the beauty of construction must be in harmonic balance with its functionality and utility. Hence, it is said that the architecture involves the alteration of the physical space for the satisfaction of the human needs of housing, work, industry, commerce, religion, etc.
Because architecture is a reflection of the needs, values and interests of different human societies during history, it is also an important cultural manifestation that allows us to understand the way in which human beings have related to thei…