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Deluze I GENESIS OF FORM – Manuel de Landa


Manuel in the text analyzes the Evolution of form , taking the philosophy of Deluze as a base .Deluze explains that the evolution of form and structure involves resources that is beyond the potential ability of material basis of forms and structure. The resources for the formation may be transcendental  which is imposed on infertile objects and not spontaneous behavior (inertia) self-generation of form , thus always keeping some external forces agency in the background. It may be immanent matter itself that endogenously generated.

The two governing philosophy  of actualization of virtual process according to Deluze would be ‘topological and mathematical’. The topological philosophy has been interpreted with the formation of soap bubble , that endogenous topological form governs the collective behavior of individual unit  and results in emergence of from. The principles that organize the socio technological, biological and physical structure can be distilled into diagrams that can govern virtual meshwork and other genesis . The inherent resource is involved in different oscillating behavior. Thus , topological form can lead to the morphogenesis of a diverse range of geometrical forms, through the process of ‘divergent actualization’.

The philosophy of mathematics explains that notion of ‘intensity’ would be the key to understanding the actualization of virtual form. Thermodynamic philosophy is explained by the idea that intensity differences are morphogenetic, even if in this case the form that emerging is too simple. The two types of structure would be ‘Starta’ (trees) which emerges from articulation of homogeneous elements and ‘Self consistent aggregate’ (Rhizome) which emerges from articulation of heterogeneous elements . Homogeneous components are linked by heterogeneous elements through interlock and intercalation which could be termed as ‘double articulation’. Hence double articulation could be the key to the futuristic Architecture. Deleuze’s work promises to enrich the conceptual knowledge of both science and art and that in the future it could  lead to a complete reconceptualization of our history as well as of our alternatives for the future.

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Merging of ‘The Extreme’s’


Saint Jeorme habitats depict three allegorical capabilities. The first being ‘The Desert’ in which the ideal habitat has been depicted where man has no support from sands/rocks. Man is relieved of responsibility and commits himself to a lone retreat by going to ‘Chalcian Desert’: “The Wilderness”. He stands alone between the ground and sky with the horizons ringed to infinity. In this habitat there are few material temptations. The author describes the desert as desolate, remote, fearful, rocky place. Where man desires to have retreat from the urban scenario and lead a natural extension from nomadic life. A place apart from society was conceived as the energizer of man made that reflected the changes in man’s pleasure and pursuits. This effected the way he remodeled the landscape both rural and extension of habitat, built fabric also the components of habitat. The idea of ‘Wild’ was conceived as the source of creative energy. Desire of freedom was found in Nature which spreads undiminishable freshness.

In the second habitat ‘The Study’ man is no longer exposed but inside protected. There is a calmness depicted which indicates the World being at peace. In this habitat there is a desire for built order supported by civilized services. There is an attempt to shut out the inclement weather and temper the climate. In this habitat professionalism is given importance, equipped with required tools. There is only visual connectivity to nature, it is distant and not very clear. All the material conveniences is depicted. Flowers, birds and animals as man’s companion. Study as an ‘Machine’ for living in. There is a change from Renaissance style, free from classical symmetry and ordering. The cell is portrayed attractive, supported within and by urban order and easy accessible to all the intellect all over the world. The author suggests that the creativity relies on being cocooned (irrespective of urban or nature).

The third habitat Saint Jeorme and the ‘Grotto’ is the combination of the above two extreme  that is the ‘Idyll Nature’ and ‘Idyll Thoughts’. There is visual connectivity to the city at a distance and yet trying to maintain the peace and freshness of the nature by making the cave s his habitat. In the depiction he has bought his study to the cave, trying to strike the right balance between the two habitats.  The author concludes that the method of living the idyll represented in the two habitats is by creating fragments of enclave. The merging of two idylls be the ideal for ‘joyous being’. The architectural relationship with its context . As architects  are we being sensitive  to the surrounding built  and the unbuilt?????

Is there a need for ‘MINIMAL CELL’  to be conceived as an ‘ART’ ?? What role does Modern Architecture have in humans existence???

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