FLY - Beta Competition


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I literally had no intention of chasing the fly. She didn’t bother me and I could have written the abstract without her help as well. But soon after she entered, I realized she quickly arrives back to me in her insane exploration of my tiny apartment and thought about how bored she should be. I opened the door, and after she ran out, I realized the ceiling has exactly the same outline as the plan. Nothing special about that. I wondered then why we don’t draw the ceiling more often. The plan is something that you don’t actually see. Actually, it is the only thing you never get to see. You can see a perspective, a facade, even a section of a building from certain angles. But never the entire plan of it. Or at least, not by common means - of course you can walk with a drone inside the house. Yet, the first thing we teach students is how to draw a building’s plan. Unnaturally. And then we teach them how to think in plans when they’d rather lay down and draw the ceiling - a simple, modest, twin sister of the plan - the sister they can actually see. I am not saying the plan is not relevant, but we can get later to that – once the very essence of the space is truly understood through natural means. About this and about other simple things involving ourselves being responsible as architects, but mainly as teachers in the field, I’d like to talk further on.