Architecture is itself a medium, just as language, text and symbols are. It not only conveys, processes and saves reality and its meaning, but also produces it. In this sense architecture is always a perceptual mechanism, physical technique, semiotic tool, etc. Some of the best examples include the window as a view, an image and a mirror, glass buildings as a panorama or simply space as a choreography of use.
Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically attractive. Designs are created in response to and coordinated with the building shell and acknowledge the physical location and social context of the project. Designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements and encourage the principals of environmental sustainability. The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills the project goals.
Architecture is the process by which the organisation of activities in space is defined. Physical or virtual.
The architect and architecture have traditionally operated by manipulating material in order to define the limits of spaces to allow for activities.
From a physical point of view, the aims of traditional architecture are clear. The gravity of the physical world always works in the same direction.
Now, the digital material created using information, intangible, without gravity and mutable in time, leads us to reflect on the essence of architecture: how much of architecture is material and how much is information?
Cultural, functional, aesthetic, economic, physical, energy information.
Information that becomes saturated in time and space, defining a solid, visual, tactile fact.