Clearly, if a building is not functionally and technically in order, then it isn't architecture either, it's just a building.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.
In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting.
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