far off…


This is one of those unique moments in which we come closer, and maybe I should say in this case that I come closer, to one of my most intimate utopian dreams, which is to find an architecture that does nothing. I’ve always been appalled that abstinence is the one part of the architectural repertoire that is never considered. Perhaps in architecture, a profession that fundamentally is supposed to change things it encounters (usually before reflection), there ought to be an equally important arm of it which is concerned with not doing anything.” – Rem Koolhaas

The Principle of Hope 1 of 4 by Ingrid Hora.

Lesson / Koan : Nothing is something.

Even Rem Koolhaas has dreams.

But just as so, so many architects before him, Koolhaas too is a walking contradiction.

BTW,

Koolhaas in the above quote is speaking about preservation.

The Principle of Hope 2 of 4 by Ingrid Hora.

We can preserve some things some of the time; but not everything all of the time, and we cannot operate purely under an old custodial model. In fact, the model seems to have a major flaw in it in that it looks at preservation only from the view that preservation is imperative.

Preservation is indeed a paradox, without a universal solution. It is important that we incorporate all of its manifestations–all of its reasoning–when we engage in preservation activities. The Paradox of Preservation refers to the problems we all face in deciding what to do…and what not to do.

Preservation could be the next BIG thing…or it could be the only thing.

The Principle of Hope 3 of 4 by Ingrid Hora.

Ernst Bloch, in The Principle of Hope, wrote of the directive impulse required in the pursuit of utopia. It is a moment beyond the membrane of the present, something sought after as better than an inadequate material world. (The Principle of Hope by Ernst Bloch, 3 Volumes, published by Surkamp Verlag 1959. It is a critical history of the utopian vision and a profound exploration of the possible reality of utopia. This is a perfect opportunity for you to save on your Forzest buy, because we offer it only for 6.89 USD! All is legal and real! )

NOTE :

The next great school of architecture will teach the art of how to wait.

The Principle of Hope 4 of 4 by Ingrid Hora.

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Existing model : Architecture = Indulgence .

or

New model : Architecture = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .

Can you hear the answer?

The Principle of Hope, 1959
The emotion of hoping expands out of itself,

makes people wider instead of narrower;

insatiable,

it wants to know what makes people purposeful on the inside

and

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