Regionalism And Regionalism In The Poor Rich Man By Adolf Loos

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Culture gives identity to its origin and makes its origin unique. Culture means a group of people’s way of life and way of understanding the world, belief, and value; which is different from other groups’. Each country has different cultural activities and rituals. This is why every country or region has their own culture. Culture can be expressed by arts, including architecture. ‘An architecture capable of supporting our identity has to be situationally, culturally, and symbolically articulated. I am disturbed by the notion of regionalism because of its geographic and ethnological connotations and would rather speak of situational or culture-specific architecture’ (Pallasmaa 1988, p. 130).Is it necessary applying a country’s native style for …show more content…
In fact, the notion is actually the reverse from what people thought. “The Poor Rich Man” by Adolf Loos illustrates the life of a newly rich man living in a house. The house was furnished and the owner’s clothes were designed by a designer, who also defined where should he use each of the apparels throughout his house. For the designer, there was no reason to change or add new objects. This story aims to show that the Secession houses were like a sarcophagus because life was coagulated in the perfection of an immutable moment. The owner of that house represented his new position of a wealthy man, his “new identity”. Nonetheless, a person’s life is about change and his or her identity adjusts correspondingly. Identity is continuous and changing (Zarzar 2007, para. …show more content…
An identity of resistance is able to transform over the years into a political and institutional power in society. There will be still changes linked to political, social, and economic matters wherever people manage normally in daily life; and transforms the physical environment itself (Zarzar 2007, para. 10). The process is by classifying and comparing the people’s characteristics, cities, objects and so on. Sudden changes in the surroundings are part of a new identity. If a city loses its current identity, it is forming a new one concurrently(Zarzar 2007, para.

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