Architecture , ART ?

The architecture is  both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. This is the theoretical definition of architecture, but many people and architects claim that this is Art. Why?

The architecture is considered art because through the buildings, thearchitects  transform the cities, providing them with new forms, transforming the life of the citizens, creating new spaces that did not exist before. The edifices are created out of nothing to mingle among others, as a piece of art.

Architecture is art, and where artists get their inspiration isn’t up for debate, since it’s personal to the artist. “Architecture is art, nothing else,” architect Philip Johnson once declared, and Pritzker Prize winner Richard Meier claims that architecture is in fact “the greatest of the arts.” In 2011, President Obama observed that architecture at its best becomes “works of art that we can move through and live in”.

Architects claim that “new forms” benefit “the evolution of world society” and “the progress of world civilization,” although they rarely explain how. Ironically, the most celebrated architects actually use evermore exotic geometries for the opposite purpose—to broadcast their personal interests. And this is exactly why architecture is considered art. There are different types of architecture, but in this post we are going to talk about modern architecture that has transformed the cities.

There are few buildings as famous as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it could even be said that it is the eighth wonder of the modern world. Has a long history behind its design. Utzon, who was the architect of this emblematic building, wanted the shells to represent the great sails of a ship, contrasting with the deep blue waters of the ocean on which they rose.

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In 2007 it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, today it is considered one of the most imposing structures ever created.

Now I would like to present the city of Dubai coo concept of art. This city, created basically from nothing, has been the object of numerous awards thanks to its pharaonic works. The architects have created a modern city, with a lot of dynamism and that thanks to this Dubai is a financial, cultural and economic center.

 Many are the famous architects who have left a piece of art in this city, such as the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) or as the project Dynamic Tower. It is a building whose characteristics allow it to turn on itself, changing the form with each one of the turns. Through this tower they try to express the dynamism of the city, how it changes year after year, a perfect  example of modernity.

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There is no doubt that architecture serves as a platform to express the beauty of cities and artists who recreate it, transform cities and serve as an exhibition to the entire world. That is why it is considered art.

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