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CHARACTERISATION ‘... architecture is an art of the future, a perpetual project whose plans are constantly being redrawn... architecture is a slow-moving art, closely dependent on economic, political and social factors, and on changing fashions. ’ Late-Modernism from 1960 onwards is still alive and well with notable examples stretching from the early 1970s to the 1990s, for example in cities like Paris, the Pompidou Centre (Piano and Rogers 1971-77 ), and in Barcelona, the Centre for Contemporar y Culture (Pinon and Viaplana 1994).
In sharper focus, architecture does deserve the highest pedestal, rising above purely perfunctor y technological and material practicalities. Classical ernacular and Modernism Classical,, V Vernacular In a treatise on Classical Architecture and Vernacular Building (1990), Krier draws distinctions between the cultures of two familiar traditions to feed the discussion on their quintessential differences. Krier observes: Classical and Vernacular cultures are concerned with producing objects of long-term use against short-term consumption.
In the traditional village of a region in Africa 31 THE URBAN HABITAT spatial patterning has been shown to originate from ‘philosophical thought’ and the ‘laws of nature’ (Hull 1976). It is worthy of interest to note that, although spatial patterning is configured culture-specifically and is by nature diverse, a rather basic social space, that is essentially a well-sited uncluttered space, might spontaneously become a venue for creative lifestyle opportunities, and not be considered sterile space to the users.