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Paper Proposal Architectural studiesHow Can We Develop Architectural Language?AbstractIn contrast with conventional languages that deal with letters and words, architectural language comprises proportions, scale, rhythm, patterns of shapes, spatial tectonics, concepts, forms and relations of functions, etc. As information technology develops and cultures mix up and new forms become popular worldwide, architectural languages also enter new dimensions of local and global expressions which are both novel and understandable for large groups of international audiences. We as architects need not worry about the language itself but should focus more on our spatial, cultural and architectural messages in this era that sustainability and especially its environmental sphere is of great concern for current and future generations.Two major approaches can be a Rationalist (Futurist) and Empiricist (Contextual). Both have been successful in their own ways. Under these two major paradigms, I can think a lot has already developed and continue to do so from the Pyramids to modern contemporary buildings. The attempt to develop various styles is essentially the architectural vocabulary or language development. While I agree that we need to conserve various styles that had been copied, analyze, critique, deconstructed and became part of architectural curriculum in various countries around the world there’s a need to bring in new spirits or renew spirits in architectural profession and pedagogy. The houses and public buildings should try to reflect more of the current praxis and needs of the society. For instances, the idea of climate responsiveness in response to global warming or the need to conserve water especially in cities that are drying up. The vernacular houses people live in the 19th or 20th century were a manifestation of the era’s material and other resources availability, skills of the people, socio-culture and lifestyles, etc. In these thatch houses, the owners used to collect rain water and store it for future use, even when they had plenty of portable water from the streams. Today, connectivity by travel or internet media and subsequent spread of information data, and these should enriched the vocabulary of architecture significantly to address pertinent issues of the social, economic, and environment. In other words, we should not limit architectural languages and its practice should not be limited to classicism, modernism, post-modernism, vernacularism, revivalism, neo-modernism, and so on.Case StudiesThe pyramids of Giza and related buildings, EgyptWooden Vernacular Architecture – Turkish Houses in Western AnatoliaWind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnam Vale De Poldros, Portugal BibliographyAl-Hammadi, M. I. (2020). National Museum of Qatar: New Architectural language, New Vision.Journal of History, Culture & Art Research / Tarih Kültür ve Sanat Arastirmalari Dergisi,9(1), 195–208. https://doi.org/10.7596/taksad.v9i1.2544Martynenko, A. (2017). Vernacular Values in Architectural Heritage. The Case of Vale de Poldros.Architecture & Urban Planning,13(1), 15–23. https://doi.org/10.1515/aup-2017-0002Gregory, R. (2007). Bamboo bar: Wind and Water Café, Binh Duong, Vietnam.Architectural Review,222(1330), 81.