The composition and evolution of architecture could be related with copying and pasting elements that serve the purpose of every creation. The combination of miscellaneous elements, each one of which has different use, could produce an interesting and functional result. The pursuit of the principles on which every composition is based could arise from the collection of various elements, technics or fragments of the existing material, either consciously or unconsciously. Consciously when the existing material is proved to be functional and it is in the position to satisfy new needs. Unconsciously when our stimuli lead us to common principles. The demand for effectiveness in architecture does not leave us room for experiments. The construction keeps changing with the discovery of new technics and technology. The shapes and forms are invigorated. The designing principles are evolved.
Architecture and copying were always in close relation. In this paper we are trying to prove that the art of architecture is not only based on originality but also on the evolution and rearrangement of the methods and the typologies that make it functional. The complexity of architecture does not allow us to talk about copyrights, since copying is mostly based on ideas and principles that bring together many diverse elements. Uniformity is not a state that eventuates from copying but a characteristic that is pursued in architecture. Repetition is a guiding component both of a building and of a whole city. Eventually, architecture comprehends copying in a level that it allows architecture to be specific. To fulfill needs and to follow the forms and rules. It is related with psychology and the way of living and its need to succeed is huge. That is why the successful architecture cannot stop copying and being copied. Good and functional architecture is like a good recipe that is replicated over and over again.