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  • Honouring the Past, Building the Future | The Role of Bushido in Modern Architectural Practice

    The following text is just one of many that deals with symbols and exponents of universal principles in the human pattern. It can be considered an ethic-aesthetic-analogue to other examples dealing with this same theme. However, for aesthetical reasons, we have chosen the perspective of the Samurai. Introduction In this paper, we will dive into…

  • Architecture is a living symbol

    Building a World that Reflects Our Aspirations: The Importance of Architecture in Self-Realization Architecture is a living symbol. A symbol built from the memory of the ancestral cave we come from, and the fractal edifice we aspire to. In the interspace of history and the future, memory and anticipation, reality and fantasy, the architectural symbol…

  • Symbolism in Architecture

    Visual Communication in Architecture | The Study of Semiotics and Signifiers Symbolism in architecture is a way for designers to convey higher language through the use of visual elements, motifs, and a better understanding of ontological architectural anatomy. It is a powerful tool that can help to create buildings that are meaningful and reflective of…

  • The Philosophy of Form in Architecture

    Balancing Form and Function in Architecture | A Philosophical Perspective The question of form in architecture has long been a topic of interest to scholars and practitioners alike. While some argue that form should be dictated by function, others see the aesthetic qualities of a building as equally important. In this paper, we will examine…

  • The Role of Symbolism in Sacred Architecture

    The role of sacred architecture in creating a sense of spiritual connection Religious architecture has a long history of serving as a physical space for believers to connect with their faith and spirituality. These buildings, including temples, cathedrals, synagogues, and mosques, often incorporate various design elements and techniques to facilitate this sense of spiritual connection.…