The Shack

“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.





~Kalia B.


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