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By Colin St John Wilson

This can be a selection of essays at the topics of architectural ethics, philosophy and perform. structure has consistently been the topic of significant debate and not extra so than now. the writer explores the unique goals and rules of contemporary structure during this sequence of articles. released in architectural journals the articles are actually assembled and released jointly for the 1st time during this quantity. Professor Colin St. John Wilson, is architect of the hot British Library, the main nationwide monument in-built the united kingdom in this century

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This is determinist nonsense. There is no such thing as a 'logic of design'. Design and invention are dependent upon the formation of a hypothesis - a 'quantum leap' which is not reducible to the sequential steps of logical deduction but which does offer a proposition to be submitted to methodical test. Quite simply the claim to 'Scientization' is either a piece of rhetoric (to be set against the presumed fuddy-duddy of aesthetic dis­ course) or a sorry mechanism for dragging the whole argument down to the level of those few instances that are open to calculation.

It is in the initial analytical stage of the design process that it will be essential to arrive at a proper definition of the 32 Architectural Reflections 'appetite' in question: Aquinas would say that it lies in 'the rectitude of choice' - appetite qualified by true need. But for the architect during that first stage it will be necessary above all to observe and to listen. It is the opportunity to discover something that enlarges the range of the 'forms of life' by a challenge extending the scope of the discipline from outside it.

His check-list for the factors to be addressed in the construction of a house ran to forty-seven items among which we find 'the behaviour of the postman and the burglar' and 'the life of domestic insects',3 but no mention of visual form at all. 4 By some it has even been assigned the role of 'Mother of the Arts',5 and by yet others elevated to a plane on its own, serving itself only H'architettura autonomcC. Thus we are presented with two contradictory claims - that architecture is pure art or pure pragmatism.

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