A-Z Popular Blog Top Search »
Related Comparisons

Architecture vs Technology Architecture

 , updated on June 04, 2016
Architecture is the design and planning of buildings and other physical structures. It involves elements of both engineering and art. Modern architecture also requires knowledge of business, law, sustainability and other areas required to deliver buildings that satisfy a variety of stakeholders within constraints such as cost.
The term architecture has been borrowed by information technology to describe a variety of professions related to the design and planning of technology. This includes areas such as software architecture, infrastructure architecture and enterprise architecture.
Each of these technology professions is primarily concerned with designing technology structures and services. Such structures and services are analogous to buildings and the basic services they provide such as heating and cooling.
Architecture vs Technology Architecture
Technology Architecture
The design and planning of buildings and other physical structures.
The design and planning of software and other technologies.
Primarily virtual
Concerned With
Widely appreciated as an art form.
Technology architecture has aesthetic qualities that are appreciated by technologists. For example, solving complex problems with surprisingly simple techniques is often described as "elegance."

Software Architecture

This is the complete list of articles we have written about software architecture.
Business Capabilities
Complexity Hiding
Data Architecture
Design Debt
Design For Scale
Forward Compatibility
Graceful Degradation
Information Security
Logical Architecture
Privacy By Design
Push Technology
Reliability Engineering
Service Architecture
Smart Endpoints
Software Entropy
Software Quality
Solution Architecture
System Architecture
System Of Systems
Worse Is Better
More ...
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.

Types of Technology

A reasonably comprehensive list of information technologies.


A list of gamification techniques.

Information Technology Problems

A list of common IT problems.

Types Of Cloud

The basic types of cloud computing.

Machine Data

The common types of machine data.

Types Of Software

The common types of software.

Proprietary Technology

A definition of proprietary technology with examples.

Systems Design

The common elements of a systems design.

Systems vs Applications

The difference between systems and applications explained.

Urban Design

A few common urban design terms.

Green Walls vs Green Facades

The difference between a green wall and green facade.

Sustainable Urban Design

A list of sustainable urban design techniques.

Passive Design vs Active Design

The difference between active and passive design.

Street Canyon

How a street canyon changes an urban environment.

Parti Pris

An overview of parti pris in architecture with an example.

City Issues

A list of common city issues.

Community Problems

A list of common community problems.

Things In Cities

An a-z list of things in cities.

City Types

An list of the common types of city.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map