Culture and Way of Life Concepts for Research in Architecture

Anja Kervanto Nevanlinna


Within various fields of knowledge, concepts like culture and way of life have opened new approaches and new areas of interest. In research in architecture, this process is only beginning. In this article, the cultural approach is discussed as a means to understand the architectural totality. A genealogy of the concepts is presented as background. The main part of the article contains the author's interpretation of how the meanings of the concepts of culture have evolved within research in architecture.

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