He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.
~ William Blake
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot
reality architecture can create is space; the goal architecture
must set itself is emptiness.
The perception of emptiness is the essential architectural experience:
the moment in which a person frees himself from his surroundings.
Emptiness is then a practical and a functional concept:
it is the streak of light between the houses,...
the silence of the moment when the church door closes behind you
and you are alone..."
~ Margreet Duinker and Machiel Van Der Torre, ARCHITECTURE NOW,