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How to Judge Good Architecture

Part of the Architecture For Dummies Cheat Sheet

How can you tell if a work of architecture is any good? It’s simple. You know a work of architecture is good if you can answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Does it express its function in a visually intriguing way?

  • Does it complement or contrast with its surroundings?

  • Is it well built?

  • Does it continue to age well?

  • Does it have the ability to surprise, inspire, delight, or disturb you?

  • Is it simply unforgettable?

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