Tag Archives: Global

Rural between local & global

Architectural public opinion was primarily concerned with ideas of sustainable development as an activity focused on a long-term planning that aimed to enable the same living conditions for the future generations. In the long-term planning of the future, the past was somehow forgotten – the principles that the architects used in the past in order to bring the architecture closer to the nature were put aside. It might seem like today we’ve just formed new names such as sustainable development, eco-villages, sustainable architecture, ecological architecture, passive solar house, bioclimatic design etc. and that we’re discussing the terms that once were common practice without contemporary semantics, scientific discourses and debates. But our generation has even bigger obligation – not to merely discuss those terms, but to see them in the present context of urban growth and globalisation. Can defining the todays meaning of local and rural help us in that process? F. L. Wright believed that the core of every serious architectural design research lies in those modest homes that are the same to the architecture as the folklore is to the literature. In other words – in the rural. The strongest connection with the past and tradition can be felt in the rural areas.  Read More →