Architecture Of East Asia Has Impacted Affected By Globalization

1090 Words Aug 22nd, 2014 5 Pages
Architecture in East Asia has been profoundly affected by globalization. Since 1980s, because of the deregulation of the London market, the company of architectural practice has followed the same pattern as other business organizations, created the “building boom” and attracted the American’s investors and architects. The well-established corporations in America started to open the branch in London; subsequently they expanded branch office rapidly in the other global regions. “The liberalization of trading led to expansion of international architectural practice” (Adam, 2012, P89). As the result of this, international firms became large scaled, gained sufficient funding and had advanced technology of construction. They rapidly dominated the market of commercial buildings especially in developing regions such as East Asia. Although it is an inevitable result that the same western contractual methods and materials are used, the multinational architectural firms have significantly benefited the developing Asia from the urban context, material, function to architectural style.

A city is not only identified by its economy and scale, but also by its architecture, in the other words, architecture can reflect many aspects about the urban context, such as lifestyle, social structure and local history. The impact of globalization has remarkably changed the urban context. Some people regard the phenomenon as a threat, which they claimed that these foreign architects lack more intimate…

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