- the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.
- the character or style of building: the architecture of Paris; Romanesque architecture.
- the action or process of building; construction.
- the result or product of architectural work, as a building.
- buildings collectively.
- a fundamental underlying design of computer hardware, software, or both.
- the structure of anything: the architecture of a novel.
Origin of architecture
Examples from the Web for architecture
“It fundamentally changes the architecture of forest canopies,” says Watson.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
He completely disrupts not only the conception of architecture—but also the fabrication, the mise en oeuvre of architecture.Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius
October 27, 2014
The introduction of AIMS in the 777 changed the architecture of the avionics on Boeing airliners.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?
September 7, 2014
Compared to the architecture of other prominent Pritzker winners, these works are of an almost foreign category.
Some look at the Aspen museum and wonder whether Ban will be able to continue creating his humanitarian “virtuous” architecture.
Hence, our architecture and statuary is massive and of immense proportions.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Architecture also, with few exceptions, has long been our reproach.
It was the best specimen of Afghan architecture I have seen.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Machinery is a triumph of handicraft as truly as sculpture and architecture.
As the style of architecture changed, so the art of the glass-painter changed with it.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
- the art and science of designing and superintending the erection of buildings and similar structures
- a style of building or structureGothic architecture
- buildings or structures collectively
- the structure or design of anythingthe architecture of the universe
- the internal organization of a computer's components with particular reference to the way in which data is transmitted
- the arrangement of the various devices in a complete computer system or network
Word Origin and History for architecture
1560s, from Middle French architecture, from Latin architectura, from architectus "architect" (see architect).