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Architecture is the art and science of designing buildings and structures.

A wider definition would include within its scope the design of the total built environment, from the macrolevel of town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture to the microlevel of creating furniture.

Architectural design usually must address both feasibility and cost for the builder, and function and aesthetics for the user.

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