The Critical Regionalism Of Frampton's Critical Regionalism

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of architecture which including history, identity, culture, prosperity or spirit of a city. Accordingly, to reach this process of the dialectics of nature, tradition, and modern avant-garde architecture, Frampton constituted a theoretical background representing critical regionalism. In addition to that critical regionalism adopts the principle of the tectonic reality and place in architecture. In other words, the architect should create the tectonic reality by using the physical dimensions of the site consisting of topography, climate; the sensual features consisting of light, heat, weather movements as well as the visual features and even the materials that are taken by the foreign resources as well as the local resources. For this, the integration of interior and exterior voids on the site is aimed to realize the theory. Critical Regionalism of Frampton was thought as “architecture of resistance”, thus he demonstrated the inherent power of sites. Frampton used the recent interventions to constitute meaningful relations with the place. As stated by Kenneth Frampton (1983, p. 26),
“The bulldozing of an irregular topography into a flat site is clearly a technocratic gesture which aspires to a condition of absolute placelessness, whereas the terracing of the same site to receive the stepped form of a building is an engagement in the act of ‘cultivating’ the site.”
In this example, Frampton emphasizes the new architecture as the building of a site through construction and

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