architecture. Through architecture, a country’s culture is completely revealed. Architecture is
able to uncover and identify a nation’s lifestyle and traditions
. These architectural experiences
help to understand a country’s culture, religion, and essence because of it’s own distinct, unique,
and architectural attributes.
Pallasmaa stated, “Architecture, as with all art, … expresses and relates man’s being in
the world.” (Pallasmaa 284). A culture’s structures can be distinguished by their architectural
styles. For instance, it’s almost second nature to match a country by its famous buildings and
structures. When one thinks of China, the image of the Great Wall instantly appears. While Egypt
is almost, always associated with the Great Pyramids. As for India, the Taj Mahal instantaneously
comes to mind. A country’s architecture plays a huge role in its society. It’s as if their
architecture, or architectures, piece the whole nation together as a whole.
These majestic and prehistoric structures reflect their countries’ origins, history, and
reason. Besides the beauty and distinctiveness each and every piece of architecture holds, its age
marks its value and magnitude. In other words, Architecture is timeless. Architecture is
comparable to a time machine, sending people of the present day to a proceeding culture and
environment. People today can see through the eyes of the past, hear the echoes, cries, and
rejoices from centuries before, touch past textures and materials, smell the ancient scents
lingering for years, and taste the distinct flavors from long ago by simply being amongst any
native architectural structure. This particular and concrete essence is found through architecture.
A sole piece of architecture can provide a better understanding and greater appreciation for one’s
The Great Pyramids acts as the perfect icon for Egypt, it marks as one of the earliest and