We look into history, and we realise how cities might have faces, and they are so visual that we place them into our minds as mental maps. Thereafter a graphic representation takes place, we remember their iconic structures, at the simplest level, or places, vide our memory of their physical aesthetic aspects, what we call the urban fabric.

On the ground plane however, we quietly engage the parks, the hotel lobbies offered to us, as pedestrians, later to reach and enter our homes, whether created by interior designers or not, but otherwise we return to more public realm, more hotel lobbies, shopping malls. These spaces will slowly evolve and prime itself [responding and being shaped] to become more specific to our needs as we demand and look for comfort and style. With that, all public realm begin to attain global similarities in design and become at once regional and indigenous, yet they self-adjust, and are re-examined by their inhabitants, person by person, community upon community, until one fine day they meet all the same criteria, as standards of comfort and adopted styles become more global.

Design solutions, all over the world, transform specific architecture into mere homogenous building types, no longer specific to region or culture, even geographical features. Through this slow but sure process of decay and decomposition, the city will in fact have become extremely uniform. Buildings after this point, are visually differentiated, they chance on pure designs, of its more visible structures, namely larger buildings, or more easily, taller iconic architectural exploits. At street level, these icons surprisingly do not define the architecture or the genius loci of the site, as being unique to any one particular region or locality, they barely speak of the place. ©2005.huatlim