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Architecture is a cultural arena based on ideas, which communally produce styles and individually, at their best, generate outstanding buildings. Every building tackles form and function. In our era architecture is expected to innovate in its forms, while ensuring perfect functionality. Form and function handling are rough correlates of originality and practicality, by which we measure design creativity. Architecture is also a product of the technological state of its time. At present we experience computational advances that promise to fundamentally change buildings and the manner in which they are designed. Architectural education is groping to adjust to the changes.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Creativity (Second Edition)
EditorsMark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker
Place of PublicationSan Diego
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011


  • Architectural design
  • Architectural education
  • Culture
  • Digital design
  • Form
  • Function
  • Ideas
  • Leading idea
  • Starchitect
  • Style


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