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SimCities [work in progress] is a documentary on building construction
“Architecture today has become detached from an understanding of construction and engineering that was once at the profession's core. There have always been architects. They, we, are a necessary, even vital, component to human society. Architects may not always have been called architects but for most of history there have been someones who "designed" shelter and guided its construction.
The ancient Greeks also regarded the role of architect as impressively broad. Both Plato and Aristotle use the term "to architect" as a verb to describe a form of civic and intellectual leadership that applied great knowledge in practical ways for the common good.”