things are amazingly quiet today, not what i was expecting for a public holiday in Copenhagen. i like the mood today, i got my nose in a book for the entire day thankfully.
this is a log; a recording of events, experiences, observations, thought around me. initially unsure if i should do with this idea, but decided it might be an interesting collective reflection in the long run. if i may put it this way, this is the post where anything goes.
Pier Luigi Nervi; such beauty in construction
the flair inside of me has kept me rather occupied these days. i found myself reading books from start to end. i do think there is an absolute beauty about picking up a book and reading it from start to end, especially so in the age where technology plays a commanding role over our most things. well anyways i should digress. this (reading), over idling away the days doing the mundane and tedious, i find it really liberating.
time has been on my mind. the linear concept to be specific. it started with this simple photography above. i was just wondering, i do grasp the western and it’s attributes. the enlightenment also brought about the idea of , which we are very much bound to. would that mean we are reliant on a condition that cannot be pinned down to a fixed sets of attributes? modernity opens the way for the notion of critical reasoning; (whose feature fails to rely on any foundation that is unquestionable, or any revelations) we then are not ruled by identity or tautologies, but by the concept of ‘otherness’ and contradiction. do we then go back to a cyclical concept of time or have modernity paved an archetype of time.
the goal of criticism in the past was truth, but in the modern times, truth is criticism. not eternal, but truth of change. this constant conflict with tradition and elevating struggle is really interesting, especially so in an architectural context. i found myself in a labyrinth of closed doors. i hope it will not eventually become another paradox of our time. i stand by the architectural canon of course, but the same rule applies; stay curious.
if the idea of progress advances improvement in the human condition, then why are we at the point of old modernism?