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By Hisham Elkadi

While designing, architects are responding to and making a dating among identification, tradition and architectural type. This e-book discusses even if the level of using glass facades has elevated, or certainly stronger, the construction of significant place-making, thereby making a cultural identification of 'place'. the improvement of perceptions of glass facades in several cultures, it exhibits how modernist 'glass' structures are perceived as an expression of technical fulfillment, as symbols of worldwide financial luck and as environment a impartial platform for multi-cultural societies - all of that are tough for city builders and coverage makers to withstand in our period of globalization. Drawing on a couple of smooth and history layout tasks from Europe, the united states, the center East and South East Asia, the e-book reports efforts of a few local cities and native locations to maneuver up the commercial ladder by way of adopting a extra 'global' aesthetic.

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