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Ever-changing, buildings’ allure alters with the ages

Architecture, as I’ve noted here before, is the art we live in. It’s the art of making places, places for human habitation. A place can be a room, a house, a street, a park, or a city. They’re all architecture as far as I’m concerned.

Maybe that’s why people always seem to be so opinionated about architecture. We’re stuck with it. It shoves its way into our lives whether we want it or not. If you don’t like a certain kind of painting or music or theater, you usually don’t have to experience it. But you can’t avoid architecture.

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