|1. The classic dome of Gustav Vasa church in Stockholm.|
|2. The Air Force Academy chapel interior (Colorado Springs)|
is a direct expression of exterior forms.
|3. Air Force Academy chapel exterior.|
Perhaps the idea that architecture is only the outside of buildings comes from its representation with exterior photographs in magazines and books. These flat simulacra are mere shadows of architecture. They are not the real thing. Yet we commonly judge buildings by pictures without considering the total experience. Architecture is more that the exterior elements. It is the interior space, It is sounds reverberating through a building. It is an environment of aromas. It is feeling the warmth of the sun radiated by stone and mortar.
|4. A house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.|
|5. An interior designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh.|
Architecture is more than the outside of a building and great architecture is more than the sum of its parts.
|6. The galleria in Milan.|
|7. Santa Maria del Carmine, Milan.|
4. Hunterian Museum Collections (Public Domain).
5. Public Domain
7. Giovani Dall'Orto