An Imaginary Wandering
We treated architecture as if it was a human being, like an Other through whom our own eroticism is mirrored. This Other calls us to know them, seeks to converse with us; yet the limits are lost. Who is the Other and who are we? Suddenly an amorous episode emerges through inexplicable reasons and impaired solutions. We want to comprehend. We converse. What we seek to know is the very substance we employ in order to speak. Concepts such as continuity-discontinuity, transgression, death, religion, transcendence, power, seduction, appear as symbolic covering materials on the walls of the buildings that we came across in our wandering.
Images of the imaginary resonated in the form of these spaces:
- Villa Karma by Adolf Loos, Montreux, Switzerland
- Le Cylindre Sonore by Bernhard Leitner, Paris, France
- Specus Corallii by Antonino Cardillo, Trapani, Italy
- Pavilion in the Pond by Philip Johnson, New Canaan, Connecticut
- Rothko Chapel by Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Eugene Aubry and Mark Rothko, Houston, Texas