If you’ve ever been lost in a foreign city with no knowledge of the local language you know how difficult it is to get around. Similarly, in order to find your way around a proposed building design, you’ll need to be able to read the local language.
Imagine your church has found the ideal property in the perfect location, and you can visualize the finished building in your mind, a vibrant hub of church ministry. Beautiful! Suddenly your dream is rudely interrupted: Ring, ring, the City’s calling… you can’t build a church there!
Most of us spend around 90% of our lives indoors, working, living, shopping and entertaining, and so from first hand experience we have a sense that architecture is about buildings. Well architecture IS about buildings, but it’s also much, much more.