Universalisation is and advancement of the humankind, but it is destructive in some
Societies can absorb the negative effects of modernisation.
Modern urbanisation hurts the culture of the people in society
Twenty years ago, there was a dialectic interplay between civilisation and culture helped
in the maintenance of the general control over the shape and the significance of the urban
The Avant-Garde was inseparable from the modernisation of both society and
The only way in which culture can be sustained today is by assuming the position of
The domination of the universal technology can be resisted by the ability of the body to
read the environment.
Kenneth Frampton talks about critical regionalism focusing on architectural resistance. He notes
the fact that universalisation is and advancement of the humankind, but it is destructive in some
ways. He notes that some of the destructions have led to wrongs that cannot be repaired. He
notes that the civilisation in the world is leading to the wasting away of the culture and the way
of life of the people in the society. The author asks if it is good to let the culture of a given
society to pass as a way of embracing modernisation. One important thing that the author notes
are the fact that not all societies can absorb the effects of modern civilisation. According to the
author, the modern building has been universally conditioned by technology and the ability to
form significant urban design from that is limited in nature. He notes that urban design is
affected by the destruction of the automotive and the volatile play of land speculation. The
author compares the present to the past by noting that 20 years ago there was a dialectic interplay
between civilisation and culture helped in maintenance of the general control over the shape and
the significance of the urban fabric.
The author also talks about the rise and fall of the Avant-Garde. He notes that the Avant-Garde
was inseparable from the modernisation of both society and architecture. He adds that there is
some connection between the modernisation of architecture and that of society in general. The
author also talks about critical regionalism and world culture where he says that the only way in
which culture can be sustained today is by assuming the position of arrere-garde position. The
book also talks about the resistance of the place from which is also important for the topic being
addressed. The author also addresses the relationship between culture and nature and how they
affect architecture. The other topics that the author addresses include the visual versus the tactile,
noting that the domination of universal technology can be resisted by the ability of the body to
read the environment.
Question and answer
How can the architects preserve culture as they embrace modern technology?
The best way to preserve culture is, first of all, to identify its significance in the lives of the
people in the society. This means that people are supposed to understand the significance of the
culture in the lives of the people. They may then conduct research that will enable them to
preserve the culture as they embrace the new technologies that are coming up. The other way of
conserving culture in the wake of modern civilisation is by including some aspects of ancient and
the modern culture that is important in the society to the new building designs that they are
coming up with and in so doing, and they improve the lives of the people in the society.
Architects may come up with a hybrid design that will include both modernity and the culture of
the people in the society.