Many may think of architecture as a frivolous activity, of a certain elite, but I am going to show you here why architecture is important for all of us - Wojciech Odrobina
On a basic level, architecture is important for society, because it provides the physical environment in which we live. On a deeper level, architecture provides an expression of human civilization over time, which remains later, as in the case of monuments, for study by future generations.
Architecture is an expression of the true strength of a society, because the things that humans value most are those that are almost irrevocable, almost "forever."
Unlike other art forms, architecture is in sight and it is difficult to get rid of it, it surrounds us when we walk through the cities of the world. Architecture is a relatively permanent expression of how society sees itself as a whole. It is a powerful reflection of human culture.
Wojciech Odrobina LongfordWojciech Odrobina Longford Architecture is partly art and partly science. A mixture between reason and emotion is always present in good architecture. As art it provides a form of creative expression that leads society to look at its living space and the environment in general in different ways. At the same time, good architecture responds to the functional needs of society.
Why is good architecture important for the environment?
Because the world's population is growing rapidly, with a final estimate of reaching 10 billion inhabitants before 2050, if China and India continue at the current rate. At the same time that the population is growing it is also urbanizing.
This process is a huge challenge for humanity and the environment. However, it also presents itself as a great opportunity for greater sustainability if we do it right. Architecture plays a fundamental role in the form of houses and therefore in the life of all populations.