Architecture is not just about building from a concept. It also grows from the art of construction, both in relation to use and design, and to poetry and logic of materials. The Swiss architect Andrea Desplazes explains it this way: “Although architecture’s language doesn’t consist of sounds, words or texts, it has a material vocabulary (modules), a constructive grammar (elements) and a structural syntax (structures). They are the fundamental prerequisites, a kind of mechanics of architecture.”
To quote Desplazes, “architectural expression depends on its constructional composition”. Like for syntax and language, there is a logic and established set of rules and regulations behind construction. But these only start to make sense when they are connected to context and culture.