Architecture is a diverse field with many definitions, perspectives and philosophies. Different architects define architecture in different ways, while there are some in the society to whom architecture is not more that drawing plans and generating maps.
Following are some quotes by some famous architects that will give you an idea how diverse architecture is inits own.
ARCHITECTURE IS A VISUAL ART AND THE BUILDINGS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
ARCHITECTURE STARTS WHEN YOU CAREFULLY PUT TWO BRICKS TOGETHER. THERE IT BEGINS.
LIFE IS ARCHITECTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE IS THE MIRROR OF LIFE
ARCHITECTURE IS REALLY ABOUT WELL-BEING. I THINK THAT PEOPLE WANT TO FEEL GOOD IN A SPACE... ONE THE ONE HAND IT'S ABOUT SHELTER, BUT ITS ALSO ABOUT PLEASURE.
ARCHITECTURE IS NOT BASED ON CONCRETE AND STEEL AND THE ELEMENTS OF THE SOIL. IT'S BASED ON WONDER.
I CALL ARCHITECTURE FROZEN MUSIC
ARCHITECTURE IS AN EXPRESSION OF VALUES
ARCHITECTURE IS THE REACHING OUT FOR THE TRUTH
ARCHITECTURE IS THE ART OF HOW TO WASTE SPACE.
ARCHITECTURE IS NOT ABOUT SPACE BUT ABOUT TIME