Academic journal article Cross - Cultural Communication

Regional Culture Expressed in Modern Architecture Design

Academic journal article Cross - Cultural Communication

Regional Culture Expressed in Modern Architecture Design

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Abstract

Absorbing ethnic traditional elements, modern design should fully protect and develop characteristics of traditional culture and regional culture. Based on respecting traditional culture, modern design should explore the design language with local cultural characteristics. Only in this way can we explore regional and national interior design in modern society. Only in this way can interior design become an international cultural product and can interior design be recognized and accepted by the world.

Key words: Interior design; Architecture design;

INTRODUCTION

With the advent of Internet era, people have more and more convenient interactions with each other, optical and wireless communication technology will connect people together in more compact space. Therefore, we have entered into the globalization era, we have become much closer, and regions have greatly shortened their distance. The development of modern science and technology has led to global cultural convergence, which has brought great impact on regional and national culture. Meanwhile, people attach more importance to regional and national culture. Absorbing ethnic traditional elements, modem design should fully protect and develop characteristics of traditional culture and regional culture. Based on respecting traditional culture, modem design should explore the design language with local cultural characteristics. Only in this way can we explore regional and national interior design in modern society. Only in this way can interior desiên become an international cultural Product and can interior design be recognized and accepted by the world,

-| CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION

"Globalization" in cultural globalization and regional culture was first put forward by American scholar Aldo Lovett in Market Globalization published in 1985. With the term "globalization", Aldo Lovett originally intended to explain that commodity, service, capital and technology in the international economy are spread in worldwide production, consumption and investment. Different from "economic globalization", "cultural globalization" refers to that all ethnic groups Will walk together With their own cultural background, their own ethics and morals, and their own value§5 for the reason that emergency and existence of any culture are clearly marked with nature, region and nationality. In Philosophy of Art, Danner tbat "A nation has always kept its local trace." That to say, any culture itself has its own distinctive local characteristics, so that culture will disappear if without local characteristics. The so-called "cultural globalization" refers to international exchange and fusion of foreign culture based on regional culture.

Region is a concept of space. However, regional characteristics of regional culture are not limited to the spatial meaning but a space pattern formed in the historical time. In other words, the culture which belongs to the world's particular region in geography is formed through continuous culture accumulation in the long social and historical process. Therefore, the concept of regional culture contains two dimensions: surface space and deep time. By its nature, as a historical culture, regional culture extends its continuity at time dimension. On the other hand, space pattern refers to the relatively stable group formed in culture spread and change at time dimension. Space pattem differs in different regions of the world, for the basic reason that differences are formed by relatively independent development of different historical cultures.

2. MAIN LEVEL OF REGIONAL CULTURE

Main level of regional culture lies in understanding of regional culture, while which is normally kept at a shallow surface by most people. In his book Cultural Structure and Modern China, scholar Pang Pu puts forward theory which has three-level culture, namely, "matter, mind and matter, heart". According to him, cultural structure includes the following three aspects: first aspect is outer layer referring to matter, which is human's material product and visible; second aspect is middle layer referring to the combined part of heart and matter, which includes human emotions and hidden in the outer layer of material, such as machine principle and statue's meaning; third aspect is the core referring to heart, also known as cultural mental state, which is equivalent to spiritual culture and includes value concept, thinking mode, aesthetic, moral sentiment, religious emotion, national character and so on. …

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