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Lost / Displaced Architecture
|Authors:||Wagih F. Youssef|
|Keywords:||architectural style, displaced architecture, ethnocentricity, change and diversity.|
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This essay argues that an architecture that merely focuses on style, individual or historic, needs to redirect the focus to a contextual architecture that is sensitized to social, cultural and economic needs. Importantly, such a shift in focus may not be evident nor easy to maintain given that architecture is constituted of several dilemmas: a dilemma of style, a dilemma of ethnocentricity, a dilemma of non-linearity, a dilemma of change, and a dilemma of diversity.