“Thus the shack is the natural language of architecture. By natural we mean original. If architecture is writing, the shack is speech. Like a folk song it stores a vernacular. What is the minimum necessary? What is a monad?–an elementary, unextended, individual spiritual substance from which material properties are derived. Architecture is derived from the unextended shack, as language is derived from a vernacular. Or the monad is a spiritual shack. It stores belief. Like any etymological construction, each shack is a three-dimensional modification of belief (Lisa Magor, 179-180).”
I hope we can break this selection from the reading down together in class today. This will be important for getting started on our next project.