Category Archives: Architecture

Dulles Exterior

Element facet
Precise alignment
Meticulous detail

Arriving at the terminal drop-off point, a sensuous, curvaceous aesthetic impresses from close-up. Fantasy enchants through its own recreations.

“Engaging actively and intelligently with artworks involves exercising one of the aptitudes most closely associated with making them.” – James Grant

Dulles

Main terminal
Well-known
Landmark design

Inside a futuristic utopia of an elaborate structure that resembles something from a ‘Jetsons’ cartoon.

“Intentionality is not an ordinary relation to an extraordinary object, but a special kind of relation to an ordinary object.” – Dan Zahavi

Withstanding

Collateral assembly
Element integrity
Over time

Allegorical structuralism located at the entrance edifice elicits attention. The semblance of order is comforting in the face of certain ambiguity.

“The general theoretical sciences form a kind of hierarchy in which each higher step is erected on the basis of the one below it.” – Franz Brentano

Bearing the Edifice

Sensible experience
Judgment structure
Productive approach

As an added bonus of a building’s means of access, strong directional sunlight illuminates the geometrical entrance feature. It is always nice when boundary nodes elicit moments of contemplation.

“This plot has taken shape in theoretical discourses and in practical attitudes, in modes of individual perception and in social institutions.” – Jacques Ranciere

Delicate Emanations

External manifestation
Reciprocally infuse
Myth with form

Organizing experience in an aesthetic state of mind as a component of external exploration, a geometrical abstraction is extracted from a seaside town structural detail. Inspiration arises from a wide range of unpredictable sources.

“There is no manifold of coexisting ideas; the notion of such a thing is a chimera. Whatever things are thought in relation are thought from the outset in a unity, in a single pulse of subjectivity, a single psychosis, feeling, or state of mind.” – William James

Terrenos Exchange

Strictly comparable
Sufficiently significant
Indulging recourse

An interesting structure caught my attention while riding around in a Zihuatanejo taxicab.

“A day tripper, a one way ticket yeah.” – John Lennon

Hillside Bunker

Concrete structure
Designed to protect
Defensive fortification

Sometimes events pass-by so rapidly that what remains is a vague impression. Nevertheless, such memory animates our histories, informing current actions. Remembering, perceiving, and imagining are all closely interacting in practical experience.

“A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.” – Gaston Bachelard

Fabricated Form

On the way
Distant roads
From afar

Ontological foundations encourage imagination to reign in the organism-environmental interface. In this way, expressive architectural details find their meaning related to forms of human embodiment.

“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.” – Yoshio Taniguchi

Coincidence

Insoluble conflict
Ensuing oscillation
Objectivist dilemma

Although strong opinions correspond to lost potential, Mark Twain remarked that positive antidotes are accessible, in that “travel is fatal to prejudice.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Terracotta

Pattern analysis
Statistical framework
Rooftop unit diagnostics

Observed from above, the lower structural components of pattern, texture, and geometry define a Zihuatanejo architectural personality. Sensation is a matter of recognizing difference within repetition, taking elements from one source and blending them with another.

“The more abstract is form, the more clear and direct its appeal.” – Wassily Kandinsky