Schematic of the architecture cycle, i.e. of the parts or stages of one cycle of the architectural process. [1] This, to note, seems to be an integral aspect of exodermal cycles in general: economic cycles, rise and fall of civilizations, exodermal regeneration cycles (sloughing hypothesis), etc.
In science, architecture is study of the design and implementation of the functional ordering of material for the purpose of structured human activity.

The general methodology of applying the laws of thermodynamics to the study of architecture is called "architectural thermodynamics".

In the perspective of human chemistry, the surface of the earth and the materials of the surface of the earth are defined as types of "catalysts" and quantified in terms of there affect in lowering or raising the activation energy barrier to reaction between humans. In this sense, architecture can be studied, from a physical science point of view, in terms of their effect as a catalystic design aspects.

In this direction in 1928, in a landmark contribution to catalytic theory, English chemist Hugh Taylor suggested that a catalyzed chemical reaction is not catalyzed over the entire solid surface of the catalyst but only at certain ‘active sites’ or centers. [3] Taylor visualized active sites as unsaturated atoms or available binding regions in the solid that resulted from topological features such as surface irregularities, dislocations, edges of crystals, or cracks along grain boundaries, etc. Thus, an active site or binding site is a point on a catalytic reactive surface that can form strong chemical bonds with an absorbent molecule. [4]

In this sense, the study of the design of the land can be viewed as a study of active sites to human chemical reaction.

See also
active sites
The conceptual model of two species A and B, on two different sites or "active sites", reacting to form an A-B complex on a new attachment site. [2]

1. Gottsmann, Donovan. (2010). Designing for Change: Architecture as a Cognitive Process (Change as Process, ch. 1). MS Thesis. Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, University of Pretoria.
2. Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume One) (pg. 95). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
3. Taylor, H.S. (1928). Proc. R. Soc. (London). A108, 105.
4. (a) Fogler, S. (1992). Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 2nd Ed. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, P.T.R.
(b) Active site – Wikipedia.
(c) Binding site – Wikipedia.

External links
Architecture – Wikipedia.

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