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International Conference on Architectural Education in Asia

Being a knowledge-based practice, architecture strives to re-invent its relevance with its circumstances by developing a system of knowledge. For millenia, the knowledge of architecture was developed based on certainty. Vitruvian triad began with firmitas connoting the physical permanence of a building, followed by utilitas relying on the stability of function conducted in such building, while the last, its notion of venustas implies eternal beauty giving delight to its spectators. In current situations, uncertainty is the norm, and certainty is the exception. Architecture exists in a world where so many different cultures are intermingle at the same time, each...

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