The Globalisation of Modern Architecture

Wednesday 19th November 2014

Robert Adam

International architecture

Robert Adam compared the gradual homogenisation of economics and consumerism after the fall of the Berlin Wall with developments in architecture and urban design.

Changes in the global economy in the following years, often described as 'globalization', were examined and it was demonstrated how they shaped new movements in architecture such as star architects, iconic buildings and critical regionalism. Adam also looked at the new conditions following the 2008 crash and speculated how cultural influence from the emerging economies may have an impact on the developed world.


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