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Kenneth Frampton’s article, Critical Regionalism: modern architecture and cultural identity,
(attached), outlines a series of seven categories (page 327) by which he attempts to understand
this phenomenon. Using Frampton’s framework as a basis, analyze in text and “computer or Wood” ( I Will do this)
model form one of the following buildings, keeping in mind the following criteria:
How do these architects create new identities through architecture and what are their roles?
What are the patterns and criteria that distinguish the “own” from the “foreign”?
What are the specific architectural themes and elements that are used créate identity?
Which are the “internal” and “external” factors that influence the making of a local identity?
Can these patterns be generalized or are they locally/regionally specific?
Is the concept of “critical regionalism” an appropriate tool to explain the processes of design?
Using the work of one of the following architects,
Architect: Alfredo Aravena (Chile)———–Work: quinta monroy
Review the seven points and discuss how each of those points is reflected in the architect’s work.
Be specific about the examples using plans and illustrations. The paper should be ten doublespaced
pages long and should include a bibliography. All the illustrations should be scanned unto
your paper and properly credited.
Nayan Chanda, Bound Together, How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped
Civilization, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007
Pico Iyer, Tropical Classical, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1997.
Ryszard Kapuscinski, Travels with Herodotus, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2007
Charles C. Swan, 1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Alfred A. Knopf, New
Miguel Angel Roca, The Architecture of Latin America, Academy Editions, London, 1995.
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Lunsford, Andrea A., easy Writer, a Pocket Reference, Bedford/St Martin’s Press, Boston/NY, 2010