Ever found the terms architects use confusing? Worry no more. With Architecture 101 the basics of architecture are defined. From architecture styles of the past and present to jargon, Architecture 101 will cover it all.
Context is a term that is inescapable these days in conversations about architecture. This is because part of the success of a building is its relation to its context. Context comes in various forms, whether it is geographical or cultural. How did this term come to be? How do architects design a building to fit within a particular context?
Modern architecture was the movement that defined 20th century architecture. It was a radical departure from centuries of architectural thought. It soon traveled around the world, promising that through rational design and new materials, architecture could build a better world. But where did modernism come from? And what makes a modern building modern? So join me as we explore what is modern architecture on Architecture 101.
There's a lot of fancy jargon used in architecture, and probably the most used or, possibly, overused words is "space." You've probably heard people say something such as, "I love this space." It's usually on an episode of House Hunters. But what does that actually mean? What is architectural space? Where does our understanding of space come from? And what are some examples of well designed spaces? What we're going to explore all of that and more on our first episode of Architecture 101.