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“we deny history not only at our peril but exclusively at the futures cost...” Time is not a thing architecture should attempt to cheat. Tragedy though the fire that took out the roof of Paris’ venerated cathedral was, - that fire and what it took itself is simply yet another chapter of Notre-Dames long history. We should not try to erase that event, rather accept it. The nature of time is simply that we move forward, Notre-Dame must move forward also – not for the sake of modernisation – but rather to capture the virtues the buildings original architects bought to bear when tackling the construction of the cathedral for the first time. How would those men have tackled the structures design and structure had they access to modern construction materials, ideas and techniques? These are the questions we should – and must – ask ourselves if we are to move ahead. This is 2.0


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                                     for                                         How would you rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral?

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  • DepartmentS
    DepartmentS
    • 2 years ago

    Thank you for the rating, most appreciated. My regards, M.

    • 2 years ago
  • angellopez1
    angellopez1
    • 2 years ago

    This is a copy from the internet. Inadmissible entry.

    • 2 years ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 2 years ago

      https://tinyurl.com/Not-According-To-The-Internet

      • 2 years ago
  • DepartmentS
    DepartmentS
    • 2 years ago

    @ Andrew C - : )... You're referencing Maser, right? I kind of developed my own take on that years back, it was an article I wrote called "Car-parks" - suffice it to say the editor I sent it to turned it down flat...

    Irrespective, the basic thrust goes like this: image you're walking down a city street and ahead of you is a multi-story car-park in front of which the city planners have planted trees in order to soften the impact. As you pass the people walking by you stop them and, pointing to the car-park and the tree's, you ask them - which, to you is the most evocative of Nature: the concrete structure of the trees?"

    Of course - everyone answers: the tree's. Tree's are natural, Car-parks are man-made.

    And right there, in that one simple answer, is everything that is, ever has been and ever will be wrong with our species.

    • 2 years ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 2 years ago

      People watch a murmuration of starlings swarm and turn, swoop and drive as if a single body and find it impossible to understand: yet all one has to ask ones self is, in order to fly, what does each and every bird need to so to simple stay in the air? They each need enough space to flap their wings, that's all so - in such a multitude as a flock of birds - all each bird concentrates on is keeping itself as far away as it can from the birds directly ahead, to the side and above. That's all that happens. When one turns, the whole mass as a body has to turn, because (if they don't) they end up each others feathery butts and crash. It's not complex, one just has to look for the necessity of each individual. And that's all it is. Things happen because they can, not because of design. Not until us.

      • 2 years ago
    2. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 2 years ago

      Humans are no more capable of acting outside of Nature than a unicorn is ever likely to be seen riding a bicycle to work of a morning instead of taking the bus - we are the natural world.

      But as long as we persist in this myth that Nature exists somewhere – nebulous and fey – off over there and we're somewhere – here - outside it - it's no wonder we're buggering up this planet faster than we can club all its seals to death and burn all its fuel.

      We're a species of knob-heads, sure. But not actually for the reasons we think...

      This has been your Mark M public-lecture-for-your-own-good for this morning, Friday 31st of May, 2019. Please tune in later, sometime around 3:00pm - when I'll be berating someone at considerable length about their ghastly taste in clip-art. Thank you for reading. Namaste

      • 2 years ago
  • AChoyce
    AChoyce
    • 2 years ago

    reminds me of the Jedi temple.

    • 2 years ago
  • AChoyce
    AChoyce
    • 2 years ago

    Steel and glass I assume? The forest has been well redesigned.

    • 2 years ago
  • yalmazkhan
    yalmazkhan
    • 2 years ago

    Interesting idea and depiction.

    • 2 years ago
    1. DepartmentS
      DepartmentS
      • 2 years ago

      : )..... You're most kind, thank you.

      • 2 years ago

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