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BENNINGER The Sketches: One Curated by Shailesh Pathak All graphics in the book are by the author. Copyright 2013 by Christopher Benninger All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author. Available on www.issuu.com

BENNINGER: The Sketches (Two) BENNINGER: The Sketches (Three) BENNINGER: The Site Plans BENNINGER: The Models BENNINGER: The Renderings

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MYSTI CAL REALMS AND REAL W ORLDS Ar chi t ect ur ehi deswi t hi naf uzzyi nbet weenspace--amyst i calwor l dobscur edbet weenmat er i al i t yandi nspi r at i on ---st al ki ng bet ween t hatwhi ch mustbe expr essed,whi ch i s et her ealandunf or med,andt heabi l i t yt omakei tr eali nt her eal m ofsci enceandnat ur e.Tr ue“ ar chi t ect ur emaki ng”movesf r om t he met aphysi calandt hemyst i cal ,t hr oughi nkf l owi ngf r om apenni b ont o a sheetofpaperas sacr ed hi nt s,cues and suggest i ons of whatcan be.As t he secr et s unf ol d,t he eye senses t he gener i c and t he f undament al !Ourner vous ci r cui t r y si gnal s ourcr eat i ve br ai n cel l s ofi nnat e possi bi l i t i es,cat al yzi ng t he hand t or eact , r eveal i ng mor e!Thi si san i t er at i ve pr ocessofst i mul us,r eact i on and r evel at i on!The essence oft he desi gn pr ocess i si nt he ar chi t ect ’ ssubmi ssi on t o bei ng a mer e“ medi um”oft hei rmovi ng hand,t hr ough whi ch t r ut hs ar er eveal ed i nt he f or m off l owi ng i nkst r oked hi nt s,el abor at ed ascr af t ed sket ches!The geni usof t hear chi t ecti si nt er pr et i ngt hesesuggest edt r ut hs;appl yi ngt hem t ot he sci ence ofconst r uct i on;and cr af t i ng i nnat e emot i onsand l yr i ci sm i nt ot hebui l tf abr i cofci vi l i zat i on.


Thegeni usofanar chi t ectdwel l si nt hemer gerofonesspi r i t wi t honesmi nd;i nt het r ansf er encef r om t hemyst i calr eal mt ot he r ealwor l d! The ar chi t ect i s a shaman f l i ppi ng bet ween st at es of myst i ci sm and mat er i al i t y, each st at e st i mul at i ng t he ot her ; seei ng i n physi cal f r agment s emot i ve spar ks and cat al yst s, r ai si ng one t o st at es ofl yr i calhal l uci nat i on!Medi t at i ve obj ect s, l i ke i cons and mandal as;physi calobj ect s,l i ke scul pt ur es and pai nt i ngs;can al lnur t ur ef r om wi t hi n ourdeepnessamazi ng and i nsi ght f ulunder st andi ng.Emer gi ng f or ces wi t hi nt he spi r i tar e evokedt hr ought hemedi um oft hephysi calwor l d.Thear chi t ect ’ s pur sui ti sl i ke t he hunt er ’ s advent ur e;i nt he deep f or estoft he spi r i tt her ei s no or der ,measur e ordescr i pt i on.Butt her e ar e suggest i vei mages,cat al yt i cmoodsandel evat i ngf eel i ngs.Wi t hi n t heconundr um ofadesi gnpuzzl el ur kst hemomentofepi phany; t he possi bi l i t y of t hat magi cal mi ssi ng pi ece becomi ng r eal , br i ngi ng hol i sm and compl et eness t o t he chaos of l ost r el at i onshi ps.


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