A Look at the Ramada House and the Marika-Alderton House Architecture


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A Look at the Ramada House and the Marika-Alderton House Architecture
Kenneth Frampton in his essay “Towards a Critical Regionalism” cites the importance and prevalence of the avant-garde in architecture in his time and notes how one aspect of this movement has been opposition to “the positivism of bourgeois culture.” He also sees the dilemma of architecture in the same light noted for Ricoeur, the need to become modern and yet to return to sources at the same time, and he further finds that this need has been undercut by modernization, which pursues development as an end and which therefore the “mytho-ethical nucleus of a society” from taking root. The answer is found in structures that may use modern materials and methods but that also...
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.....onment and also to use the environment to address other issues faced by any resident. The materials are also largely of the region, except for the metal frame that holds the interior together and keeps the roof attached. The building seems to float over the landscape because of the way it is separated from the ground. Again, the building is placed far from the sort of urban area that Frampton cites as imposing order in the arrangement of structures and the lay-out of roadways, which suggests that achieving the sort of synthesis described by Frampton is easier some distance from an urban area.
Frampton, Kenneth. “Towards a Critical Regionalism.” In Hal Foster (ed.). Postmodern Culture. Port Townsend, Washington: Bay Press, 1983.