Kenneth Frampton, “Modern building is now so universally conditioned by optimized technology that the possibility of creating significant urban form has. Kenneth Frampton in his seminal writings on the topic of Critical Regionalism, Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of. Kenneth Frampton. 1 Prospects for a Critical Regionalism. Luis Barragan, Las Arboledas,. Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Joud.

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Architectural Histories, 4 1 Six points for an architecture of resistance”, Frampton recalls Paul Ricoeur ‘s “how to become modern and to return to sources; how to revive an old, dormant civilization and take part in universal civilization”. However, Ozkan’s definition of Regionalism is more objective.

The phrase “critical regionalism” was first used by the architectural theorists Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre and, with a slightly different meaning, by the historian-theorist Kenneth Frampton. According to Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivrecritical regionalism need not directly draw from the context; rather elements can be stripped of context but used in unfamiliar ways. The Cave and the Sky: In architectural work, architects must study very well contextual features instead of acting it as a free standing object.


Rather than a tension over certain picturesque components of regional identity used to produce identity, that stance is based on a great permeability to the outside world. Instead of taking an active role in building, preferred to be in a theoretician side. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Towards a Critical Regionalism: It is not the implied territorial divide that interest Frampton. Apr 10, 12 Intersecting Itineraries Beyond grampton Strada Novissima: Six points for an architecture of resistance”, in “Anti-Aesthetic. I propose that this could actually be a good thing for architecture and set the stage for tectonics as the new “architecture of resistance. It is an attempt to define new regionalisms through the novel adaptation, expression and inventiveness of the critucal environment.

Kenneth Frampton publica “Towards a Critical Regionalism”

My exploration centers around globalization and a move towards the universally conditioned landscape as described by Kenneth Frampton. According to Frampton’s proposal, critical regionalism should adopt modern architecture, critically, for its universal progressive qualities but at the same time value should be placed on the geographical context of the building. Frampton states that the movements in the architecture in the mid th century, with the starting of industrial process and Neoclassic form, was the reaction to the tradition part to the modernization as the Gothic Revival and the Arts-and-Crafts ideas take up a categorically negative attitude.

Subsequently, the phrase “critical regionalism” has also been used in cultural studies, literary studies, and political theory, specifically in the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. There is the paradox: In her work “Who Sings the Nation-State? It may find its governing inspiration in such things as the range and quality of the local light, or in tectonic derived from a peculiar structural mode, or in the topography of a given site.


Critical regionalism has developed into unique sub-styles across the world. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He believes that urban form has become limited by universal building practices and methods which are driven to form by the iconic symbols of modern culture, the highway and the skyscraper.

Critical regionalism

According to Frampton, the physical space of region and the place where the communication between people are not the same things. The idea was to develop an argument with respect to the text and use that argument to engage in a conceptual and theoretical exploration. Retrieved from ” https: Features News Events Competitions. Critical Regionalists thus hold that both modern and post-modern architecture are “deeply problematic”.

Thus, singularities and exaptions that arise from regoinalism novel use of these materials and methods will lead to a new built landscape defined through tectonic manipulations.