Lessons in Architecture

A collection of tutorials to help you understand different areas of architecture.

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Building is a means to an end - to put a structure together and provide shelter or a service, using cheap materials and quick building techniques. But architecture is more than that. It attempts to take a building and make it art. It has a languange of its own and a rich history.

Architecture comes in many forms. It helps to know how the various architectural styles differ from one another in order to get a full understanding of the buildings around you.

We are compiling a set of lessons to help you understand how it all works. We'll explore a range of areas, through history, science, theory and practive. First we start with the style that got us interested in the first place...