ARCHITECTURE is EVERYTHING
The unending issue of ‘Modern Design’ outside of antiquity continues challenging Architecture to address cultural identity, social issues and conscientious response. Architecture, however, continues for the most part as built form achieved through commissions, schedules and the servicing of individual clients.
Gleaning ‘the exceptional’ by way of defining our ideas in common naming differentiating ‘the norm’ or ‘the mediocre’ does not breed a unity in the way other cultures define permanence and contrast because the language of ideas is rarely a cultural universal. Common naming is nested in the absurdity of ambiguities and contradictions that arise from the pre-set, arbitrary opinions of consensus.
The act of making is a transitional action. There are no means to the ends, only an end that is part of a greater continuum or an intention that is a snapshot of what might be or might have been. Each creational act, is in fact, as real as each built form – one in the same these elements will only survive when they are valued like the difference of being in it, opposed to on it.
The current rush of capitalistic developments returns us to the problem of knowledge through images by establishing a clear distinction between images produced by artistic means, and or, images resulting from rigorously applied “scientific” procedures.
Architecture, once freed from the tether of servile programmatic responses, closed sequential needs and or locationality, connects to something beyond “ourselves”- beyond narrow quests of regionalism, common naming and towards more universal social realms and origins of consciousness.
The result is that a ‘Consensus of Being’ has entered the realm of meaning in the design of Architecture making the past only a tracing for the future. A current surautomatism in our digital world has compressed the lag between ‘THE NEW’ and its valuation as a part of our design culture and political landscape. The effect is an extremely personal and exciting new exploration of form and form making which is beginning to define a social language upon a wider world stage of consciousness.
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