Architecture In The Capital City

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Architecture is a thing and an intellectual activity by which we can judge and acknowledge architecture by the presence of these both. Ranging from all types of material culture, architecture is the most expressive and experiencing medium. As a medium, architecture has a language also through which we can identify the culture and society of a particular era. Architecture also discloses the desires, power struggles and material culture of a society along with the aesthetic and formal presence of an architect. As anthropologist Victor Buchli asserts, “Often the way to understand a given society is to understand the physical and, by metamorphic extension, the social architecture of its organization.” Where the architecture is employed, it reflects itself, the styles and the elements. Buildings are usually built to provide facilities to a city, especially cultural ones and they also leave a real mark of government or a personality for the future generations. Capital cities hold a special place when architecture and power meets. The cities which are clearly and exclusively designed to be capitals, their architecture and urban design should be distinguished from other cities. The capital cities are identified separately as they are not equivalent to other cities.…show more content…
Capitals are also a bridge between local culture and the assumed culture of the nation-state. The architecture of the capital cities is important because they create political identities, especially during the time of crisis (economic crisis, war, etc) or political change. Although capital cities express national and political identities, but other cities hardly express the national and political identities. For this to be achieved the city would need to be made entirely anew to fully express in built form the aspirations and agenda of the ruling
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