exhale and inhale simultaneously
For those of you who may not want to hear some of the more explicit things I say, this is your warning, and I hope you do not find me offending, just know that there are very few topics left that I will no vocalize, in the spirit of free thought and contemplation. I need to do some reading this winter break on dreams. In fact, I need to finish reading Freud’s On Dreams that has been...
Studio IV Final Thoughts
In urban Los Angeles, individualism reigns supreme. In tourism, the same could be said. As an urban intervention, the new hotel of Santa Monica should praise Los Angeles’s individualism, but do what it can to encourage communal activity as well. This way, the tourist can intermingle with other guests, and (hopefully) their conversation will strengthen their understandings of why they came...
If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. - Marcus Bridgstocke
let your feelings slip how do you communicate an idea like underworld does? why would you do that?
We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even...– Terence McKenna (via trippingonivy) lol, love the last sentence. are architects said ‘cultural engineers’?
Scientists say dolphins should be treated as... →
Studies into dolphin behaviour have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. These have been backed up by anatomical research showing that dolphin brains have many key features associated with high intelligence. The researchers argue that their work shows it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in...
Institution stems from the inspiration to live. This inspiration remains meekly expressed in our institutions today. The three great inspirations are the inspiration to learn, the inspiration to meet, and the inspiration for well-being. They all serve, really, the will to be, to express. This is, you might say, the reason for living. All the institutions of man, whether they serve man’s...
Realization is Realization in Form, which means a nature. You realize that something has a certain nature, and in making a school the consultation and approval of nature are absolutely necessary. In such a consultation you can discover the Order of water, the Order of wind, the Order of light, the Order of certain materials. If you think of brick, and you’re consulting the Orders, you...
The Garden and the Room
In doing a memorial I started with a room and a garden. That was all I had. Why did I choose a room and a garden as a point of departure? Because the garden is a personal gathering of nature, and the room is the beginning of architecture. The garden has to do with nature as it applies to a place that has been chosen by man and is developed for man’s use in a certain way. The architect...
Who am I?
Who am I? I’m another creature, another living organism on this thing we call earth. I have no profound purpose for my existence on this earth For everything is in a continuous cycle Moving with the currents of the ocean we are constantly changing and together ensure the continuation of life on this planet Therefore I am no greater than the weeds under my feet Nor a grain of sand. And...
I think that a plan is a society of rooms. A real plan is one in which rooms have spoken to each other. When you see a plan, you can say that it is the structure of the spaces in their light. -Louis Kahn from Between Silence and Light
Structure is the giver of light. When I choose an order of structure that calls for column alongside of column, it presents a rhythm of no light, light, no light, light, no light, light. A vault, a dome, is also a choice of a character of light. -Louis Kahn from Between Silence and Light