Seven points for sustainable regionalism:
Architecture, above all, is a social discipline in the service of the individual and the collective. It carries great responsibility for the creation of humanistic environment in the design of public and private spaces.
Identity and Regionalism
Architecture reflects the cultural identity of a community. By its appearance and vocabulary architecture engraves the spiritual values of a people in its collective memory. Architecture- as a way of communication maintains a permanent dialogue with the language of the people. In our case Hebrew as a language creates a unique space for invention and development of the Israeli Architecture.
Limitation of earth resources drives us into necessity for redefining our living spaces and mode of life. Green architecture raises a challenge for the creation of new building programs and urban orders. Today architects have the privilege to participate in redesigning our environment.
Technology and Tradition
Implementation of technology innovations is essential to the development of architecture. But on the same time preservation of valuable traditions is crucial to the continuous evolution of civilization. Therefore new interpretations of historical heritage must be in the basis of architectural conception.
The globalization movement leads to an international uniform culture based on western values threatening existing traditions and languages. Freedom tolerance and compassion are essential to preserve the richness of human heritages. Rational globalization is needed to create a smooth integration and assimilation of new invention in contemporary life.
Utopia as a Generator for Change
Since the early ages utopia was behind historical changes and revolutions. In architecture as in urban planning utopia was the generator behind the change of conceptions and orders. Utopia will remain the lighthouse to follow in recreating the way of living, the way of building.
New Urbanism for a Better Life
Half of earth population live in the cities and challenge its nature, shape and identity. In an era of sustainability and high technology urbanism has to invent new forms of gathering and physical orders for hosting human activities and for designing a better life.