What makes architecture memorable?
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What makes architecture memorable?

What makes architecture memorable? Why do some buildings leave a lasting impression? Based on many years of travel and research, here is what I think as an architect. Architecture that successfully fuses five basic elements in nature becomes genuinely memorable and timeless. These elements are earth, water, wind, fire, and space. They are identified as…

Indigenous Architecture of Chaco Canyon

Indigenous Architecture of Chaco Canyon

Indigenous architecture of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico captures our imagination because of its simplicity, order, and beauty. The great house at Chaco canyon flourished between AD 850 and AD 1150. It is a significant archeological find that celebrates native American life and culture.

Hasan Fathy’s Postmodern Vernacular Architecture

Hasan Fathy’s Postmodern Vernacular Architecture

Egypt is known for pyramids and pharaohs. It is also where an Egyptian architect named Hasan Fathy developed an indigenous style of architecture that blends the modern spirit with traditional craftsmanship. A wonderful example of this postmodern vernacular architecture is found at the New Gourna Village near Luxor.