Rationalism

Saturday, December 03, 2005


I had my work 'rectified' yesterday. Everything is simple rationality, back to the fundamental thing, fundamental thoughts. If there is something wrong, there is something irrational. What is the most important matter that should come first? Matured architects always design with reasons. People make decision through analysis to current information gathered. Decisions might be wrong but it must be rational.
Sometimes, it wouldn't work with art....however, architecture needs the sense of rationality.However irrational the form or building looks like, you can still find a system in it, a logic in it, a rationality of disorder.
"Rationalism, also known as the rationalist movement, is a philosophical doctrine that asserts that the truth can best be discovered by reason and factual analysis, rather than faith, dogma or religious teaching. Rationalism has some similarities in ideology and intent to humanism and atheism, in that it aims to provide a framework for social and philosophical discourse outside of religious or supernatural beliefs; however, ..." To find out more...

An article found in City of Sound relating New Rationalism.

Image from http://architecture.about.com/library/bl-mies.htm click to find out more about Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe

3 comments:

Siang said...

Thanks for sharing the 'city of life' website, it's good. Some of its designs are truly brilliant. Went to education fair today and acquired a lil lil lil info bout architecture and its courses as well. The conclusion is, I am still a bit blur in some aspects. Hope to know more info from u soon.

siang said...

sorry, not 'city of life' website... I meant 'Futuristic Architecture' at the google ads corner. Sorry for mistaken >_<

Young said...

No problem~! My pleasure if anything in this site helps.

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