Architecture has always been closely related to art. Because at the end of the day, architecture is an art
form, it is an artist expressing himself through the building he builds. Just the way we appreciate art in
an art gallery, we visit places to appreciate the beauty and art of the architecture. People across the
world visit the Eiffel Tower, not because there is a famous hotel there, but to appreciate the sheer
beauty of it, how it complements every part of the city. Same is with the Taj Mahal in India, the
symmetry with which it is built, the carvings inside that tell a story is all purely an artist expressing
That is the beauty of architecture, it not only provides people with the worldly needs of shelter, but it
also beautifies their living. It represents the human ideals through buildings like courthouses and
government buildings, while it also shows the manifestations of spirits in churches and temples.
We can see how the traditional forms of architecture have stayed with us in some or the other way. And
the modern architecture to retains the beauty with an incorporation of technology and feasibility. The
contemporary design styles have allowed new approaches in the way materials are used and the way
technology has been used to also shape the environment.
The modern or the contemporary architecture has been evolved from the work of Frank Gehry and Zaha
Hadid. Gehry’s work is famous for the rolling and bent organic forms. The gestural and erratic designs he
does are transformed into buildings through the computerized aided designs (CAD). To study the
complexity that goes into his designs, Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture would be the best example. The
curves, folds, ripples roll across space and the multi-colored titanium panels adorn the exterior
accentuate the effect.
To conclude, we can surely say that architecture is the best form of art. Where one is left in an awe of
the beautiful structure that is in front of him. And architects of the modern era, who have made the
amalgamation of architecture, different design styles and technology so smooth yet catchy and
luxurious are the true artists.