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Sublime in architecture
Can architects create "sublime" in architectural
products? Or is it something so unreachable that
it can not be created by human?
Hatice Gunseli Filiz
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Sublime in architecture
I am not sure that one can set out to create within a building project an essence of the "sublime". I think this quality or event is something that may occur spontaneously when a subject and object come together. Having said this, however, there was a school of artists in the 1950's (Abstract Expressionists), many of whom tried to instill in their paintings the feeling of the sublime. Look at the works of Mark Rothko and let me know if you feel that he has captured this quality.
Shiraz Allibhai
Sublime in architecture
The only occasion I've seen the feeling of "sublime " for what you call "architectural product is when the ordinary people passing by the project had in the same instance:
-The "need" to stop and look, and move toward the project
-The feeling that the project is part of the site (always been there)
-The understanding of the meaning of the building, or the "message" that this project was assume to give.
-And of course the need to take a photo of the object…
It happens ones with a monumental sculpture done on a service area dedicated to the "tour de France" in the Pyrenees Mountains, on the A64 highway between Bayonne and Toulouse, in south of France…
Important to judge a project with very ordinary people, human pure feelings…
Herve Mauclere
Sublime in architecture
Myth ;
Creativity can be easily developed, using the simple lateral thinking techniques,
Or,
Learning can be achieved more powerfully through subliminal techniques,
Used by,
Maltese Physician Edward De Bono,
Engage in inconsequential or,
Unproductive activity,
Force to move in a particular direction,
A thing that existed before,
Or,
Logically precedes another,
Into a position seemingly alien and unnatural,
A point representing the mean position of all matter,
In a body,
Consequence,
The doctrine that the morality of an action,
Is to be judged solely by its,
Consequences,
Affirming the consequent,
Genrich Saulovich Altschuller,
Believed that,
Problems stem from,
Contradictions,
A thing that contributes extra features,
To something else,
So as to enhance or improve it,
A circular depiction of a snake,
Or dragon swallowing its tail,
Symbolizing wholeness or infinity.
Serdar Anlagan
Sublime in architecture
Architectural movements that last for many centuries can occasionally produce 'sublime' or 'supreme' architecture as happened in, for example, the Blue Mosque in Isfahan or a few Gothic cathedrals. The creation of such works often requires many centuries. In the case of the Gothic the names of the originating architect(s) are often lost. I don't think that the Western 'rugged individualism' that began in the Renaissance and continues in post-modernism (or whatever) has produced any sublime architecture. An exception may be Gaudi's cathedral.
Daniel Owen
Sublime in architecture
A curve or,
Geometrical figure,
Each part of,
Which has the same,
Statistical character as the,
Whole,
Demonstrate by evidence or,
Argument the truth,
Or existence of,
In the limit,
Starting from a square,
The construction produces a set,
With an infinite number of square sections,
Each having zero area,
The sum of all areas,
Also decreases to,
Zero in the limit,
In no mean degree to,
Sublimity.
Serdar Anlagan
Sublime in architecture
sublime in architecture? only to the innocent idealist
life's experience taught us otherwise..

at times, people are the evil of all good, even ourselves...
Maya Sanskrit
Sublime in architecture
With a question of Meno,
Do you think that I could?
Were famous among the other,
To man by nature,
By teaching or by practice,
Or in what other way?
If I knew nothing at all of Meno,
Equally famous for their wisdom,
With shame literally nothing about virtue,
Fell in love with,
His wisdom!
Serdar Anlagan
Sublime in architecture
Sublime architecture = Art Nouveau. :)))
Frank John Snelling
Sublime in architecture
Na ~ Na, Snelling, it's not!
:)))

Complete disorder is impossible,
Sacred sites,
Might not appear,
Random at all,
As far as we can tell,
Seven,
Breath, spirit,
In the long run,
Can be,
Random at all.
Serdar Anlagan
Sublime in architecture
`Humanism is obsolete!!!'

by Jenny Holzer

at least she is honest enough to annouce that to the world - while the others are either delusional or living in lie.
Maya Sanskrit
Sublime in architecture
qoute: `without desire for gain or profit, without any goal.'

to create without expectation... that is the path to true sublime in all creations.
Mushokotu Ku
Sublime in architecture
the desire to create sublime can be harmful...

`Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.'
Tao Te Ching -1

`Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.'
Tao Te Ching -9

`Thoughts weaken the mind. Desires wither the heart. The Master observes the world but trusts his inner vision. He allows things to come and go. His heart is open as the sky.'
Tao Te Ching -12

`If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.'
Tao Te Ching -44
Mushokotu Ku
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