do ‘isms’ help?
only for those who like to collect and classify; otherwise they are a nuisance
real architecture is always objective and an expression of the internal structure of the times in which it has arisen (to quote Mies van der Rohe)
is the idea the starter motor?
no; it is an ingredient in a complex combination
what is place?
sensorial comprehension (of the senses) of space (with all its physical components) that spans our close-up view, with the background of our distant view
what does place have to say?
so many things; it is the key to the identification and/or personalization of the result
that is hard to understand, because it is silent or it shouts, which is all the same thing
is it a desert?
absolutely not; the desert speaks slowly, gently or roughly
is it a suburb?
not always; the suburb seems to shout, but actually many are shouting at the same time
is everything permissible in a non-place?
no; one has to strive to turn it into a place
and in a place?
no; it has to be understood profoundly in order to bring out the best in it
place: subject oneself or subject it?
nether; one has to seek a dialogue between equals in order to produce a new solid unity