Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities. The government should insist that new buildings be built in traditional styles to protect cultural identity. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities. The government should insist that new buildings be built in traditional styles to protect cultural identity. To what extent do you agree or disagree?


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Every city has its architectural character, but the similarities between cities are more
obvious these days than in the past. However, I disagree that modern buildings should be
built in traditional styles. In the following paragraphs I shall put forth my arguments to
support my views.

Firstly, in most large cities, land is scarce and consequently it is very valuable. This has led to
the construction of tall buildings which occupy only a small area of land while providing lots
of floor space where people can live or work. We also have to meet the needs of the
growing population for which tall buildings are the answer. Moreover, there is no need for
deforestation to provide more land.

Secondly, modern materials are more practical. Now we use concrete and steel instead of
stone, timber or brick. Because of these things buildings can be built comparatively quickly
using prefabricated materials. They do not use local materials, such as stone, timber or
brick, which used to give character to those buildings. Finally, changes are taking place in
climate and energy sources are depleting fast. So we need energy efficient houses. Modern
buildings use double glass front walls and POP( Plaster of Paris) ceilings which lessen the
energy requirements. Moreover, now we need smaller houses as family structure is
changing.

However, I believe that every city should have one or two unique buildings which give
character and identity to the city. The twin towers in Kuala Lumpur or the Opera House in
Sydney are examples of this approach, and I agree with this kind of initiative.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, it is the need of the day that modern buildings
be built in today’s contemporary styles and to give identity to a place one or two unique
buildings may be there in every city

Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities

Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities

Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities

Modern buildings change the character and appearance of towns and cities

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