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In urban areas, physical creation has directed architects' focus towards shaping skills, making them highly specialized in their narrow fields. Their works have been highly valued by theoretical experts, critics, and awards, but they might not necessarily receive resonance and consensus from the public. The unique beauty of architectural works might not always attract the masses and bring happiness to them. The grandeur of these structures has sometimes created significant gaps due to the unfamiliar perspective they offer to the community. Conversely, spiritual creation, intentionally or unintentionally, has often brought satisfaction to the residents of urban areas, especially in historical places where they could freely earn a living, socialize, and enjoy recreational activities in an equitable manner. They have felt that these have been the places where they “belong” so they have felt confident and happy, even though they have never experienced the luxury of the rich. This paper evaluates two common systems of reference in architecture and urban areas, consisting of physical creation and spiritual creation. It also references some successful case studies of creating a sense of place in urban areas for comparison, drawing lessons for urban development in Vietnam.

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Issue: Vol 7 No 1 (2024): Vol 7 (1): Under publishing
Page No.: In press
Published: May 13, 2024
Section: Research article

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Le, S. (2024). Physical and spiritual creation in architecture - urban areas. VNUHCM Journal of Engineering and Technology, 7(1), In press.

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