The unbreakable connection of Art and Architecture
The relationship between art and architecture is undeniable. Art and architecture share a deep connection that is united by their design style, their designer, and their deeper meaning and purpose. In essence:
Looking at art can be a very different experience from looking at architecture to some. However, we are all drawn to various aspects of the art world. Some are drawn to paintings, others pottery. Some are drawn to sketching, others photography. And some people are drawn to architecture! But when we take a closer look at the formal qualities of artwork and how they are commonly examined and experienced, it’s actually the same as architecture. Size, scale, texture and value are all formal elements that build up the art we experience and the emotions and experience that evolve. These formal qualities add to the experience of architecture just as much as art because we find them aesthetically pleasing to encounter.
It doesn’t take much to make a structure. But when you create a building worthy of the name architecture- that is art. Art is a massive part of our human experience and isn’t something that should not be overlooked. Art is a part of our wellness story and can influence every aspect of our lives, instantly change our mood, set the tone for a space and allow us to live. Not merely exist. This is why we create spaces for happier people.
Wellness architecture is a design sector that connects the art and science of creating a space that promotes a harmonious experience and unites all aspects of one’s self, the physical world, the emotional world, the cognitive world, and the spiritual world. While also considering how this architecture affects the natural world and works with the natural world, rather than against it.
Do you consider the buildings you visit each day to be a work of art?