jueves, 21 de enero de 2010
Charles Jencks y una Reflexión Breve sobre la Arquitectura de Forma Ondulada
"Why give so much emphasis to an architecture of undulating forms? The partial answer is that wave motion, like nonlinearity, is so crucial and omnipresent in nature. At a basic level, in the micro world of quantum physics, the wave function of the atom is as fundamental as the paniculate aspect. Every subatomic particle is both wave and particle. Every object and human being is composed of this bipolar unity, this double entity. The wave aspect is masked to us, however, because it is unobservable compared to our relatively huge size. Some physicists believe, moreover, that thought is basically a wave phenomenon. This is intuitively obvious; after all, an idea weighs nothing, is contained all over the brain, is stretched out like a wave, can travel near the speed of light, and is changeable like an ocean wave. Quantum waves also have, like thoughts, paradoxical properties: unlike particles and objects, they can tunnel through walls - a miracle that happens in every television set. A wave form is also the superposition of many small waves and thus, like a thought, can contain many contradictory states within itself without collapsing. It is a truism of psychology today to say that the self is constructed of many contradictory parts (child self, parent self, worker self, leisure self, and so on) just as it is a truism to say we often have many contradictory thoughts struggling in our mind at once – voices superimposed on each other and held in suspension, just as a quantum wave is the superposition of many smaller waves..."
THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE JUMPING UNIVERSE,
A POLEMIC: HOW COMPLEXITY SCIENCE IS CHANGING ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE
West Sussex, 1995, ACADEMY EDITIONS Chapter X, AN ARCHITECTURE OF WAVES AND TWISTS
(Fotografías tomadas de la web al azar...)