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E. Some Alternatives for the History of Architecture.

E.1. Structural analysis in the history af architecture

     Seeing the fact of the metropolis in the third world countries, I think it is very necessary that the history of architecture a very important subject in architecture school. In a country such as Indonesia, the history of architecture should be as important as the architectural design subject, because So far it is only a minor one. The history of architecture naturally become a frame work of the education itself and should rise the awareness of the student to love the heritage of their country.

     Second, it is very crucial to develop the method of history of architecture in developing countries context. It is not only its diachronic and synchronic view of the moving time, but a structural analysis of the history which is not only be seen by its dialectic and cause-effect, it needs the depth of structural whole that impose in the artifact of the city. An analysis of urban fabric that rooted from the past, typo-morphology of designing the new connected with every value which is already forgotten.(23)

E.2. The future of modern metropolis.

     Connected with structural analysis, it is necessary not to see the future of modern metropolis as a dramatic end of human civilization. From structural analysis of history we can learn how to lead the future and avoid the destruction of its social welfare in the future. By this way history of architecture is no longer conservative and romanticism like what Marvin  TRACHTENBERG said.(24) But, indeed, history of  architecture should become a new zeigeist, spirit of the age, source of ideas of the new city planning in the third world countries which is now only based on the numerical data.


St Peter's Square Rome
St Peter's Square Rome