List of architecture topics

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Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings. Architectural design usually must address both feasibility and cost for the builder, as well as function and aesthetics for the user.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to architecture:


Essence of architecture


  • The art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures.
  • The practice of an architect, where architecture means to offer or render professional services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use.[1]
  • A general term to describe buildings and other structures.
  • A style and method of design and construction of buildings and other physical structures.
  • All building design activity, from the macro-level (urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction details and furniture).

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