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In an architectural climate becoming saturated with iconic buildings, it is imperative that we assess whether it is possible to continue producing such buildings which scream for our attention without destroying a sense of local identity and general intelligibility of architectural design. This thesis seeks to understand this paradigm through the evolution of design principles to discern and reassert a more sustainable approach to architecture.
The means by which buildings communicate their function, their place in society and how we are supposed to use them is an integral aspect of their architectural design. Through tracing parallels with linguistic development, this thesis seeks to interrogate the process by which this is enabled, and to speculate on how we can learn to adapt in the future to maintain this sense of relevance and interaction.