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Updated 08/04/2017
noun: architecture
  1. 1.
    the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.
    synonyms:building design, building style, planningbuildingconstruction
    "modern architecture"
    • the style in which a building is designed or constructed, especially with regard to a specific period, place, or culture.
      plural noun: architectures
      "Victorian architecture"
  2. 2.
    the complex or carefully designed structure of something.
    "the chemical architecture of the human brain"
    • the conceptual structure and logical organization of a computer or computer-based system.
      "a client/server architecture"
      "the architecture of a computer system"

Buildings that Blend Nature and City (11:55)                                                                                01/25/2017
A skyscraper that channels the breeze ... a building that creates community
around a hearth ...
Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this
engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from
a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. "Through
architecture, we can do much more than create buildings," she says. "We can help
steady this planet we all share."