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  • Thesis and Anti-thesis | Interpretations of Basic Mandalas

    Freedom vs. Destiny It’s easy to fall into the trap and assume that the opposite of freedom is an empty lack of freedom or imprisonment. “The soul is free when it is educated.” – M. Eckhart, Goethe On the opposite side of freedom lies a choice. The Choice is what ends freedom and reduces it…

  • Minimal Grammar

    Compact Architectural Course 1. Theory Chapter 1.1: Introduction to Architecture as Language The Role of Architecture in Shaping Our Aesthetic Judgment 1.1.1 Architecture, like language, has a powerful ability to communicate without the use of words, or rather, through the use of its own vocabulary. Through nuances, rhythms, and contrasts, architecture establishes a dialogue among…

  • On architecture, art, language, and philosophy

    As an architect, I am constantly struck by the interconnectedness of my discipline with those of art, language, and philosophy. These fields are all deeply interwoven, each influencing and shaping the others in subtle and profound ways. To begin with, it is impossible to discuss architecture without also considering the role of art. The design…