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Buildings 2017, 7(1), 4;

Rethinking of Critical Regionalism in High-Rise Buildings

Department of Architecture, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan 65181-15743, Iran
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Academic Editor: Kheir Al-Kodmany
Received: 11 October 2016 / Revised: 20 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vertical Urbanism and Placemaking)
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The character of height and density of newly high-rise cities, along with the force of globalization, have jeopardized the character of dwellings once entailing a regional flavor. The critical regionalism which serves as a resistant medium against placelessness and lack of identity in the International Style has focused more on mid-rise or low-rise solutions rather than providing direct high-rise resolutions. Additionally, high-rise endeavors are not compatible with critical regionalism theories. This has happened partly due to critical regionalism theories multi-facet character inherent in its dialectic structure. Thus, to remedy the inadvertency of texts in the discourse of architectural regionalism, the present study seeks rethinking of critical regionalism by focusing on the pathology of high-rise buildings in the issues pertaining to place and identity. Finally, the architectonic articulation to place-making and identity-giving is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: critical regionalism; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers; architectonic; place; identity critical regionalism; high-rise buildings; skyscrapers; architectonic; place; identity

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