Sunday, 5 March 2017

A Readable architecture through time.

If you look at every group of people, culture or city; you quickly understand that their beliefs are often expressed in their literature, music and art.  The things they believe affect how they do things.
 There are several pieces of architecture around the world (for example: Parthenon – Athens, Greece, The Eiffel Tower -Paris, France, The leaning Tower of Pisa among others).
Some of them may be broken and dysfunctional yet are viewed by people, millions of people every year.

The Eiffel Tower constructed in 1889, is one of the most famous structures in the world. Today, the tower attracts millions of visitors every year.
 The Leaning Tower of Pisa; The campanile of the cathedral of Pisa, Tuscany is world famous for its leaning position and is the iconic building of the late Italian Romanesque style.
These pieces of architecture are not only accepted, they are celebrated.

The way people think-which I may call culture-can be influenced. At times the influence leads to a cultural change but in most cases leads to cultural evolution.
The studies through cultural evolution help us understand the genealogy of modern architecture.
Increasing demand for architectural services, technological advancement, the will to deal with existing constraints and the desire to preserve the history and heritage of a certain society (culture), explain why it takes a very rigid culture to avoid the issues of  architectural evolution; help us understand the path or the origin of modern architecture and give us a hint of where we are heading.

Pay attention to what's around you, understand the potential in modern vernacular architecture and see how it can affect your work as an architect.

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