"Architectural education has to revolve not only around the idea of sharedparadigms, but also around the idea of shared knowledge. When strong con-cerns for contextualism, historical precedents and user needs are empha-sized within the prevailing paradigms of architecture most students' worktend to concentrate on clever inventiveness and novelty rather than sensi-tivity to cultural values and tradition. Design studio exercises to demon-strate the need for "common knowledge" leading to common paradigms whereboth the local vernacular architecture and the internationally acclaimedvalues are in a healty and rewarding mix.History shows that cultures have emerged when ways of life have lasted longenough to become integrated into an organic whole. Culture is the expressionof man's responses to the physical and human environment. These responsestake the form of behavioural patterns and emotional relationships as well asdevelopment of utilitarian objects. This interplay is evident in architectureand the very idea of culturally and socially responsive architecture isstrongly tied with tradition."