Throughout the ages achitecture has been a form of science and artwork of building structures, especially habitable ones. We don't just look at architectural structures, but actually live in them, and come in contact with them in many ways. At the same time, architecture is also used to decorate and create aesthetically pleasing structures, representing various cultures.
Architecture manipulates space, mass, volume, light and shade. It is influenced by climate, economy, availability of materials and politics.
Let us look at architecture across the world through time.
These were original settlements for the indigenous Europeans, before wood techniques were developed.