Architecture from Various Continents
2A Magazine believes that culture, social and spiritual values directly and indirectly effect our lives in all dimensions specially in form, figure and space.
The older traditions like traditional eastern societies have a certain design structure which has been kept throughout many years be- cause they have respected and followed their traditional, cultural design and structure which was based on their social, cultural and spiritual values.
There are plenty of examples which can illustrate this fact, for ex- ample, If we look at the Japanese contemporary architecture, we can clearly observe that it has its origin from traditional, cultural and spiritual principals but at the same time it is harmonized with neces- sities of modern life.
2A magazine’s vision has always supported and encouraged this type of sustainable projects, and the architects who create designs and projects which meet those criterias in which the cultural and regional needs of the inhabitants are considered.
Furthermore, Architecture plays a more subtle but greater role in to- day’s war stricken world, which faces many regional and global crisis and conflicts. Any form of art like architecture have a magical quality which may be subtle and invisible to many people. It has the power to help both the artists and its observers to shift their attention and viewpoints from the material to more subtle esthetic, ethical, social, cultural and sometimes spiritual dimensions. And in doing so it helps to bring peo- ple closer together, and enhance peace, kindness and unity among different ethnic groups and nations. In a way, it shifts the focus from segregation to unity. From dividing mental approach which may fo- cus only on differences which tries to show one group is superior to another, into a more humanistic and even spiritual approach which focuses on similarities and unifying factors such as esthetic, common human emotions such as need to love, charity and worship.
2A magazine by organizing events such as 2AAA hopes to achieve a broader goal, which is by bringing Architects whom are also creative artists, together and providing an opportunity for sharing and inter- acting, and help to enhance peace, love and unity among various people from different regions, countries and continents.
Which in subtle ways will spread the wave of unity, friendship and peace around the world.