This is just one example of the amazing architecture in my beautiful city. To be perfectly honest, I'd never really though that much about architecture as art, or really architecture in general, but after hearing many architects in Richmond talk about their jobs, I realized just how passionate these people are about creating beautiful, resourceful buildings for the people of Richmond to enjoy. Architecture seems like the perfect job for someone equally as passionate about math as they are about art, and although judging by my recent report card, maybe the math part isn't for me (I went to math tutoring today just in case anyone is wondering, just because it's not my top skill doesn't mean I can't get better!) but the design element to architecture is so beautiful and interesting!
When you first think of a "building", you probably think of a house, or possibly an office building or strip mall. I know I do at least! However, there are so many more things you can do with buildings, and so many more directions you can take it rather than a square with 4 windows and a door. Look at the ICA for example, that building is a work of art in itself! Other architects have taken unique approaches to creating new buildings as well, for example, Ai Wei Wei contributed to the design of the 2012 Beijing "Birds Nest", the nickname given to the Olympic Stadium because of its woven-like appearance.