Contemporary Architecture And Cities

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Contemporary architecture and cities are culturally deficient, which results in uncharacteristic structures and cities. Built structures are more than just habitable spaces. They not only influence people living in and around them, but also become representative of the cities. Therefore, existing urban areas require culturally inspired architecture that connects with its society. This lack of cultural substance in contemporary architecture and cities urges me to pursue PhD in History and Theory at the University of Michigan. I wish to assess the impact of culture in the architecture of classical antiquity till the middle ages, with a focus on ancient Rome of classical antiquity, along with development of Byzantine and Islamic architecture during Late Antiquity till the rise of Ottoman Empire in the middle ages. Through this research, I hope to establish a chronology of architectural evolution with respect to the fluctuating culture. It would enlighten the cultural impact on architecture, which could be manipulated to reassess the contemporary architecture and establish a methodology that could educate contemporary architects and planners to incorporate “cultural character” in urban areas. Greek Architecture motivated the Romans; however it was not a revival and fundamental in development of Roman architecture. Roman civilization had a diverse society; it was ruled by monarchs and empires of eclectic origin, which assimilated people from all parts of the world, owing to
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