Home » Thesis » Cultural center architecture thesis proposal. The purpose of this thesis should be to examine ways to retain its cultural integrity when under economic development pressure. I start by searching of indigenous folktales, analysis of traditional living patterns, inquiry about cultural and social taboos, and observing building form, to define phenomena unique to individual cultures. I strive to make a methodology of study that views culturally specific problems that affect architectural forms. By analyzing cultural phenomena, architects and gov departments can start to know the implications in the intervention and stop further cultural gentrification. The architecture, both modern and traditional, of two Taiwanese tribes, the Yami along with the Tayal, is examined for cultural expression.