- For a more comprehensive list, see the List of architecture topics.
Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings. Architectural design usually must address both feasibility and cost for the builder, as well as function and aesthetics for the user.
The following topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to architecture:
Essence of architecuture
- ''Main articles: Architecture and Building design
Subclassifications of architecture
Regional and ethnic architecture
History of architecuture
Types of buildings
- Main articles: Building and List of building types
- Main articles: Materiality (architecture),Building material and List of building materials
- Refer to: Architecture lists