Words of architecture are so much a part of our environment that we accept them as given, scarcely noticing them until our attention is summoned. People have long known how to enclose space for the many purposes of life. Of all the arts, it is in architecture, that the spatial aspect is most obvious. The architecture makes groupings of enclosed spaces and enclosing masses, keeping always in mind the function of the structure, its construction and materials, and of course its design, the correlative of the other two. We experience architecture both visually and by motion through and around it, so that architectural space and masses are given to our perception together. The articulation of spaces and mass in buildings is viable till the time; its pupil sustains the knowledge of same.
Architecture will be architecture, if the wisdom stays and proliferates. This wisdom can be genuine or insincere; underlying or overlying; fundamental or sin qua non. Thus, subtlety, will determine the work called 'architecture'.
Like occultism; the study of spiritual world hidden from ordinary vision, architecture demands a partial exploration too. It is this demand that underscores the importance to select the intrinsic skill to develop architecture. The true artist speaks the language of the soul and those who wish to approach architecture must learn to some extent this fundamental language. There is however, a class of architecture which speaks a particularly sophisticated language, for it seeks to encapsulate a secret symbolism of forms and structures which are intended to be understood only by the individual or by those who have in one way or another developed the sensitivity of the soul to occult truths. Defined and redefined with the course of time this endeavor has framed a cipher of ethics to nurture the same novice as professionals, breathing in and out-the art of architecture.
Art has two broad classifications- the Fine Arts and the Performing Arts. Both the segments of art are nevertheless underlying in the case of architecture. Because, the ostentatious beauty of architecture is its ‘Fine Arts’, inclusive of all treatments building components get. The realm of Performing Arts also, certainly exists in the form of the role that piece of architecture plays in the urban/ rural environment. The tune that we are able to hum while making eyes at architecture is a reflection of its ‘Performing Arts’. And on the overall, the professionalism its users practice in context with the architecture is the underlying art that the architecture equips one with. The knack of architecture is hence, that what it shows to the viewer, how it performs its functions and what craftsmanship it preaches.
Art as a subject is an age old phenomenon. Over the epoch in almost every interlude, prominent contemporaries laid hands on dumps to transform them into masterpieces. This worldwide exercise is believed because of the evidence that can be witnesses in every crook of the globe. From the Great Sanchi Stupa to Campidoglio to Notre Dame du Haut, there are innumerous examples to list that period by period, Fine Arts revolutionized besides making a genuine impact on the architectural proceedings. In fact, for most of the distance the two walked hand in hand, while for the rest they proceeded to achieve higher goals on individualistic basis.
The Performing Arts although was not directly instigated from architecture, but architecture did much to serve its rationale. It was then that it was conspicuously pronounced that architecture was an art in performance every fraction of passing second. The role, it played to its vicinity was far too influential.
And it is now that with ages its occupants have developed the craft of professionalism. They framed a cryptogram of ethics and conduct to stand by the decorum of architecture that dared to perform its function with full intention. The intrinsic art of architecture since then has prospered profusely.