The recalcrant geometries of architectural formalism.

In architecture there exists a deceptive strategy of ordering, which forces things into patterns and familiar relationships.

A contrived and wholly arbitrary geometry struck between the position of a door frame, the edge of a table, a light fitting, a toilet bowl, a coloured plane or a door handle, derives from conventions which are entirely manufactured from a cultural sentiment for certain constrained geometries. They are determined by a neurotic and ultimately paranoid cultural need for a perceived ordering of things; objects, affects, formal distinctions of all kinds, which is satisfied when these phenomena are forced into apparently determined relationships.

 Theses notional patterns, relationships and coincidences between and within objects, affects and formal distinctions, form an ideology of sorts which determines the scope of architectural speculation and constricts the production of alternative assemblages.


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