Incomplete Glossary of an Architectural Poetics

Architect

An architect is not forgetful. At the basis of his/her practice persists a memory that tells about a future and about a myriad of possibilities previously unconceived. S/he is both aware and in doubt of his/her limits.

Architecture

Architecture from the point of view of the designer is always to be conceived unfinished. It is to be conceived as myth in the sense of an offering to the future. Architecture emerges from dream.

Architectural Design

Architectural design is a practice that comes into existence at its limits. It is directed towards the unknown in an embrace. It is directed towards the unknown You.

Border

Within architectural poetics a border needs to be conceived as flexible and unfixed. It can also be called flexible or unfixed limit. The poetic actualises at a border or a limit.

Freedom

Freedom arises in a radical rejection of any self-confirming practice. Its notion is a treasure and should be kept holy.

Gesture

Every turn towards the You is a gesture and a beginning of a writer’s radical self-criticism. Gesture is at the beginning of poetic articulation. It provides for the emergency bridge to a higher order.

Incompleteness

Incompleteness is the property of a consistent system, which produces more true statements that it can prove. In incompleteness we realise the existence of a higher order system. A notion of incompleteness is the beginning of a passage. This passage cannot be realised on the basis of necessity but on the basis of desire only.

Inhabitation

Inhabitation suggests an activity that goes beyond re-interpretation. It suggests an option for full possession in the sense of re-creation. The architect creates for the inhabitants of all existing and possible worlds.

Place

Place emerges as a tale. It is always particular and cannot be conceived as universal. Place making is an intrinsic property of poetic practice.

Reconciliation

A practice of poetic architectural design is always directed towards reconciliation. Reconciliation is at the basis of poetic practice.

Seeding

Seeding is at the basis of a poetic practice. It develops within a procedural framework in which critical engagement is an intrinsic principle. It is directed towards the future.

True Infinity

True Infinity is another word for You.

Unfixed Limit

Within architectural poetics a limit needs to be conceived as flexible and unfixed. It can also be called flexible or unfixed border. The poetic actualises at a border or a limit.

Writing

Writing means inscribing. This practice is spatial. It is always directed towards the unknown You.

You

You is truly infinite. You cannot be known. You provides for the orientation of all architectural poetics. You can be conceived as muse.

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