What do architects work with?
The architect’s life basically revolves around three things – Space, People and Time. We care about designing great spaces for people, that will be experienced over the passage of time. On a technical level, it can be said that architecture is the art and science of the definition and articulation of space. From here, you can see that at the core of everything, space is our medium. Much like how a composer orchestrates music, an architect orchestrates space- making it purposeful, beautiful, and sturdy to stand the test of time.
But what exactly is space? Merriam-Webster defines it as “a boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction”. So there you have it; you have this limitless, infinite extent that you will have to bind and make useful – which is easier said than done.