The Architect creates places, not buildings. The fruit of the Architect's work is, as opposed to a physical object, a living and real entity, which can not be defined merely by physical and measurable characteristics.
A Place is an organic system of spaces in which human beings carry out their sundry activities. Place invites and makes it possible for persons to carry out their activities, and contributes for them to act in as effective, agreeable, efficient, and aesthetic a manner as possible.
A Place has 4 dimensions: height, length, width, and time, and we perceive and are aware of it by means of all of our senses: we see, hear, touch, step on, feel its temperature, smell it, perhaps even taste it.
The Architect creates a Place and defines its character by using an array of tools for defining spaces and the articulations between spaces:
Light and shade, transparency, translucency, reflectivity, sound, color, temperature, texture, water, people, animals, plants, vistas, the surroundings, the sun moon and stars, clouds, wind. Tectonic elements such as walls, roof, floor, openings are also included in the list of the Architect's tools.
To the extent that a Project is perceived as a wondrous Place for human beings to carry out their activities, it is the result of Architectural Design. Contrarily, a project which reads as a physical, technical, structured object, came to be in spite of the absence of Architectural Design.