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Although no consensus of opinion on the concept of tectonics exists, architectural tectonics was closely related to the following terms in three categories: Thus, the art of framing construction, as a common concept of tectonics, reveals the following characteristics: First, tectonics is based on framing construction in contrast to piling-up construction as the etymology of tectonics signifies the art of carpentry.
Then, the term tectonics, dealing as it does with a higher level of construction rather than the mechanical level of structure, incorporates the poetic aspect of techne as well as the rational aspect of technology.
Third, Owing to the organic, double system of tectonic frame and incrusting or infilling materials, the tectonic body becomes both the ornament and the structure simultaneously. As the art of framing construction is based on material construction rather than structural or ornamental form, this paper proposes that one can view tectonics as a term that conveys the meaning of the actual material effect on space.
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This work briefly clears out the concept of tectonics applied to architecture, and its insertion into the architecture’s history with real examples of notorious previous and current works. Tectonic Thinking in Architecture The term tectonic is known from the science of geology, where it describes the large-scale motions of Earth’s lithosphere.
This paper attempts to identify the term “tectonics” comprehensively by collecting and categorizing existing definitions of tectonics within the architectural area rather than to stress the.
Tectonics is not a kind of architecture, or an approach to architecture, rather it is a component or element of architecture. Every building confronts tectonic expression, some with greater intention than others. Tectonics in architecture is defined as "the science or art of construction, both in relation to use and artistic design." It refers not just to the "activity of making the materially requisite construction that answers certain needs, but rather to the activity that raises this construction to an art form.".