ARCHITECTURE – DOES IT EXISTS?

  • Burba, P.
Abstract:
The aim of this article is to put a fundamental question for the architectural studies. Is architecture a Science or an Art? Is architecture an autonomous, professional discipline or is it just a conglomerate of a different scientific disciplines? Is it a practical skill, scientific knowledge or a social art? What is the methodological status of architecture? What its role in scientific researches? Is architecture a multidisciplinary science or an intellectual poacher? This questions are essential for every discipline which aspire to have an unquestionable scientific meaning. Nowadays, we could follow the public debate in Poland concerned on OECD classification of science and according to this classification architecture should not exist as a single, distinguished discipline. What are pros and cons of that situation and what is a real philosophical status of architecture? What are the main goal, research subject and basic methods of architecture (conditions sine qua non)? Is it a passion, a vocation, a calling – as well as a science and a business? What is the most accurate definition of architecture? Is it possible to create? Why, despite of being thought for centuries at public universities, architecture still does not have a firm place in the pantheon of sciences?
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2018
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
philosophy of science; history of science; methodology; theory of architecture; history of architecture.
Volume:
18
SGEM Book title:
5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018
Book number:
5.3
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
75-80
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
26 August – 01 September, 2018
ISBN:
978-619-7408-66-9
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2018, 26 August – 01 September, 2018
DOI:
10.5593/sgemsocial2018/5.3/S21.010
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