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Posted by  Jacques Pochoy on October 03, 2002 at 14:19:10:

In Reply to:  Re: Theory posted by steve on October 03, 2002 at 13:21:04:

Incredible... I'm agreeing with Paul! :-)

I believe there is a common "mistake" about theory in architecture... Architecture is not "theorysable" (sole author, sole site, sole design, etc...) and as Paul puts it, it's more of a "voice" of an architect.
But theory exist in what "provokes" architecture... The question ! Or as some would put the client desire, will, need, etc...

In a peculiar culture, a specific need will "trigger" an architectural response, the results of which we cannot really compute, but the need, we can anticipate with proper data.
Modernism is based on prerequisites... As nearly all other "theories"....
The "good" design doesn't exist because of a codified answer (that's my reproach about "tradition") like an equality between equations but as a peculiar choice in a possible field of answers...:-)
It is because we study the questionning with a theory in an "algorythmic" way that (sometimes) we can go further than the original questionning and thus find a peculiar answer (the design) that is then felt as truly innovating... The manner we did the design is the "usual" one, the difference lies in the higher level questionning....

Oh well, it's late here, I've had a busy day and don't really know if I can the meaning through in english...:-):-):-)

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