By Emily R

Architecture is the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of furnishings and decorations, supervision of construction work, and the examination, restoration, or remodeling of existing buildings.

Why do architects sketch their buildings out before they build them?

There are many jobs in the architectural field. They all work together, but the Architectural Drafter and Architect work hand and hand. The Architectural Drafter prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect. They want to try and get a generalized idea of their building before construction. After they have a sketch that everyone agrees on, they can start the building process.

How do Architects build such wacky structures and not have them fall over?

An Architect's greatest weakness is gravity. They have to use gravity in the correct ways so they don't build an unstable house. Architects first start with the foundation, so it can be flat ground. You wouldn't want a house that wobbles back and forth. After that, they put up poles to hold up the walls and roofs called the layout. The last time is to fill in the walls and add furniture. These basic steps can turn into something amazing like the Sydney Opera House shown above.

How long does it take to build an average building/structure?

It depends on how big the structure is. Obviously a small house takes longer to make than a skyscraper. The average house takes 1 to 5 months to build. Building is only one phase of an Architect's job. They also need to order supplies and contractors to build the structure. Land is only a very important role in the decision of a house.

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