Title: Architecture as inauguration of ‘Das da sein’
Authors: Belderbos, Marc
Series Editors: Belderbos, Marc
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Dr. Nicholas Patricios University of Miami, USA
Host Document: Architecture Anthology I: Architectural and Urban Theory edition:2015 pages:3-15
Article number: Part 1 , 1
Abstract: This essay explores a form of architecture designed for the human body and simultaneously examines the exact point at which the body becomes human. Architecture is strictly anthropological. It is something that is needed by humans. The ‘human’ is identified as ‘the there’ – in a circulation of the sense – and he unendingly opposes the affirmative interrogation of the artefacts. The primitive artefact is architecture as a material necessity – a metonym for the stance of ‘the there’ i.e. the ‘human’. This contiguity provokes an operation of incorporation: ‘the there’ is the circulation of the sense at the moment at which the human senses make sense. This primarily consists of ‘thing-ness’ or dignity: in other words, the real intention of architecture.
The essential notions deployed in this exercise are: stances, human as dis-stances and the significance of architecture. The text also encompasses the notion that architecture, the human, emptiness and well-being are verbs, and that architecture is a thing for the body, or an ‘infinition’ i for the body.
Description: The papers contained in the series Architecture Anthology I are selected from those presented at the Conferences in Architecture, Urban Studies & Planning, Construction and Civil Engineering organized by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) held in Athens. The chosen papers have been divided into categories and published in five separate volumes: 1 ␣ Architectural & Urban History & Historiography; 2 ␣ Architectural and Urban Theory; 3 ␣ Architectural Construction, Materials & Building Technologies; 4 ␣ Architectural Education, Research & Practice; and 5 ␣ Sustainable Design. Further series will be published from papers presented at future ATINER Architecture Conferences. The selected papers are those that have been peer reviewed and approved for publication by referees, editors of each volume, and the general editors. It is hoped that the series will be both of interest and of value to academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners.
The work of the referees and editors is much appreciated for without their volunteer efforts and time expended on reviewing papers and the re␣writes by authors the Architecture Anthology I series would not be possible. Sincere thank you to the editors of Volume 1: Arthur Chen & Stavros Alifragkis; Volume 2: Nicholas Patricios; Volume 3: Jamal Khatib; Volume 4: Judith Urbano; and Volume 5: Fatih Rifki.
Thank you also to the referees for Volume I: Stylianos Giamarelos, Mark Breeze, Simone Shu-Yeng Chung; Volume 2: Bahga Surinder, Amanjeet Kaur, Aarti Grover, Pankaj Chhabra; Volume 3: Marta Molina Huelva, Hugo Rodrigues, Elisabetta Carattin, Ksenia Piatkowska, Antonella Violano; Volume 4: Sergiu Petrea; Volume 5: Adrian Moleavin, Nirmita Mehrotra, Elham Madadi Kandjani, Christian Kersten Hofbauer.
The process of producing the volumes could not have been undertaken without the valuable assistance of Olga Gkounta, Research Assistant at ATINER.
General Editors Stavros Alifragkis Nicholas Patricios
ISBN: 978-618-5065-82-9
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Campuses Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent
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