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The Pandemic Menace

During the everlasting COVID-19 pandemic, technology has evolved by the degree of multiplication and not by a small margin any longer. Physical distancing forces us to distance ourselves from others, thus empowering us to utilize technologies to create a virtual world to connect us with others without realizing it. Today, we created a virtual space where we can meet together inside a “room” on our computer screen. Imagine what the accommodating technology will look like for us to interact with each other in 2025?

Public space in the pandemic future will mutate to form that might be unrecognizable. Mixed reality might be a normal phenomenon within our daily life. Long gone are the time of staring at a flat-screen attending meeting your friends inside your small room. In the future, you might meet them physically within a physical virtual world. Current public spaces might be abandoned. Most of the ongoing government revitalization of public space might need re-revitalization again in 2025, responding to the technology and the everlasting pandemics. Some public spaces will still exist at that time but might be forgotten. This possibility sparks interests to delve further into superimposing the virtual realm and the reality to revive the spirit of public spaces. …


An Act of Retaliation

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Oppositions : The first mentions about neomodern architecture

Neomodern or New Modern Architecture came to fruition after the Post-modernist declared the death of Modern Architecture. The term was first coined in 1977 when Peter Eisenman published “post-functionalism” within the book “Oppositions”. It’s was blatantly expressed as an act of retaliation to the post-modernism. According to Jencks, this movement was created “because they hate the Post-modernists”. Neomodern was born for the sake of the survival of modern architecture, an evolution, not a revival like neo-classicism, which expresses the bold statement that modern architecture never died before to the eye of the modernist.

Early on the evolution, many neomodern architects proceed to claim themselves as humanists to counter the accusation from the post-modernist, and for a short moment, their design takes many ideas from Post-modernist and combines it with the modern value. But then, it evolved quickly abandon that notion when deconstruction emerges with a main idea of fragmentation and chaos to form, an enticing notion to distance themselves from the Post-modernist. …


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Pruitt-Igoe demolition (1972) marked the death of modern architecture.

“Modern Architecture fell because its essential aspect was a mistake in the first place, and from its ashes, Post-modernism emerges into existence.”

101 on Post-Modern Architecture

Post-modern Architecture emerged in the 1960s both as a critic and a movement to abandon the dying modernism. According to Charles Jencks, it was the antithesis of Modernism. The movements criticized the lack of identity embedded within the modernist architecture and the complexity of meaning that made each building unique. …


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Industrial Revolution : Showing off advancement in technology through Architecture. Source : scm-wide-narrow

What is Modern Architecture ?

Before we understand what modern architecture is, we need to look back on what sparked its birth. The Industrial Revolution that peaked around 19th century has impacted many aspects of urban living, and people start to convey advancements through art and visual aspects. Modernism was born with the spirit of modern age advancement and to reform society. In the early 1930s, poverty was amassed throughout the world and forced architects to rethink architecture with objectives to rethink the spaces we live in and avoiding design for avant-garde purposes. …

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Video Game Level Designer at Crescent Moon Games

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