Context is merely an equivocal concept for architecture design to survive through social criticism, especially when the practice has indulged in a narcissistic ideology since the post-modernist era. Many current concepts and design ideas from Cornell AAP postulate architecture design must somehow transcend its prescribed ever diminishing character in our society by being more specifically responsive to both internal and external factors, such as the relationship between human, architecture space, and its natural context. Kenya Hara believes that design is the wisdom that will rejuvenate the world, visualizing dormant possibilities and offering people a fresh awakening. The process of a known thing to became unknown is a process of restudying and exploration since designers are not information masters rather than consumers. A responsive design derived from the concept of Ex-formation, regardless of its method and scale, is a conscious dichotomy of expression of the designer’s rational and emotional reactions to specific conditions that ameliorate the static extrinsic modality of buildings. The responsive architecture, thus, became an essential design strategy to highlight the increasing social awareness regard to environmental degradation issues.
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