What does the Sistine Chapel, the New York Public Library, and the Eiffel Tower have in common? You may believe they cannot have even one small thing in common, but you would be mistaken. The answer is that all three use the three basic principles of architectural design.
It may be hard to conceive that the first written account of architectural during the 1st century AD is still actually being used in the creation of today’s homes, businesses, monuments, and even skyscrapers. The principles of a loose translation from Roman architect Vitruvius, De architecture, is durability, functionality, and beauty. In order for any building to achieve the goal of the architect it must be built to withstand the elements and of course time, it should also be able to be used for the purpose in which it was built, and it must be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Now, you may be wondering what the exact definition of architecture is and how these principles are still alive today. Architecture is a broad term that encompasses the entire process related to building any structure. It all begins with an idea which blossoms into the blueprint, designing the interior and exterior of the building, and of course the completed project. There are many different aspects that go into building any structure as well as many different materials.
Architecture is actually more than just putting up a new building. Many times, the environment, as well as the other factors, come into play. One architect may create an entire sub-division which can include the entire community. This will include all the greenery, roads, community buildings, lakes, the homes, and other items that the architect would like for the community to see and do in their neighborhood.
As you can plainly see, as long as architectural is looked up through the basic principles of the study you can see that all structures are related in one way.