Architecture is the use of artistic talent and technical knowledge. Apart from the design of individual buildings, architecture can embrace town planning, landscaping and even furniture design. Space and volume, light and shadow, materials and texture all play their part on the creative side, while technology, construction and cost are the more down-to-earth elements. Architectural works are perceived as cultural and historic symbols providing pointers for the understanding of historical civilizations. Thus travel guides often refer to architectural monuments when describing countries, regions, cities and culture.
Travel is the most important part of architecture. It is important to understand the zeitgeist of you own country, but it is even more important to understand the zeitgeist of other countries and other periods throughout history.
Armed with this knowledge, architecture can be propelled into the future.