By Andrew Benjamin
Architectural Philosophy is the 1st ebook to stipulate a philosophical account of structure and to set up the singularity of architectural perform and idea. This unbelievable series of essays opens out the topic of structure, pertaining to matters as huge ranging because the challenge of reminiscence and the dystopias of technological know-how fiction. Arguing for the indissolubility of shape and serve as, Architectural Philosophy explores either the definition of the location and the potential for alterity. The research of the character of the current and the complicated sructure of repetition enables the potential of judgement, a judgement that arises from a transformed politics of structure.
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The giveness of a form - to what becomes or to what is generated. This is the consequence of the move from meaning to work. Finitude yields its place to a specific modality of becoming. However, because what has also been displaced is the structure of the either/or, here it would have been present as the opposition form/formless, finitude and becoming are not mutually exclusive. As a consequence two interrelated tasks arise. The first concerns the primordality of relation entailed by the absence of the mutually exclusive.
One does not negate the other. More importantly within poetry the insistence of the 'inconnu' - and within the 'in . ' of the 'inconnu' it is vital to hear the work of a productive negativity - works to hold the form of the already given in place. At this stage a more detail argument becomes necessary on the role of Tinforme'. The point of connection is between the work and the presence of the 'inconnu' and its rehearsing the productive position of Tinforme'. Both bring into play a staging of the incomplete and thus allow for a positioning of the architectural in relation to time.
The latter possibility is a repetition in which something takes place again for the first time. This is the doubling of repetition. Eisenman has, in his correspondence with Derrida, already identified these two particular modalities of repetition. Eisenman, both as a theorist and as a practitioner is already aware of the complex determinations of repetition. What is of real importance in the following passage is the reliance upon the specificity of the architectural. Its internality is the site from where the possibility of change and innovation emerges.
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