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MUSEUM F ORF ORT HDI MENSI ON

Ar c hI V: Di agr ammng/ Pr ogr ammng I ndi v i dual Pr oj ec tSpr i ng2008 Pr of es s or : Pet erEx l ey

“ We al lex per i enc ed ar c hi t ec t ur e bef or e we hav e ev en hear dt he wor d.[ . . . ]T he r oot sofourar c hi t ec t ur alunder s t andi ng l i ei n ourar c hi t ec t ur alex per i enc e:our r oom,ourhous e,ours t r eet ,ourv i l l age, ourt own,ourl ands c ape,-weex per i enc e t hem al lear l yon,unc ons c i ous l y ,andwe s ubs equent l yc ompar et hem wi t ht he c ount r y s i de,t owns ,andhous est hatwe ex per i enc el at eron.T he r oot s ofour under s t andi ngofar c hi t ec t ur el i ei n our c hi l dhood,i n oury out h;t heyl i ei n our bi ogr aphy . ”Pet erZumt hori nT hi nki ng Ar c hi t ec t ur e

Ar c hi t ec t ur ehasav er yi mpor t antr ol es i nc ei ti sar el ev antpar t ofourenv i r onment .I ti nfluenc esusf r om t hebegi nni ngofour l i f e and c r eat es t he bac kgr ound f or our s oc i al ,c ul t ur al , ec onomi c aleduc at i on.T her ef or e,ar c hi t ec t ur ehasnotonl yt he dut yt oc r eat ef unc t i onalandwel ldes i gneds pac esbutal s ot o pr ov i depos s i bi l i t i est oani mat ehumani ns t i nc t sandhabi t sby i nt er ac t i ngwi t hal l oft hehumans ens es .

T hemus eum f ort he4t hdi mens i ongr oundst hev i s i t ori ns oc i et ybybr i ngi ngawar enes sal lt hei rs ens es , deepeni ngt hei nt er ac t i on. T heus erbec omesapar toft heenv i r onmentt hatt hes pac ec r eat es . T hei remot i ons ar ees s ent i al t ot hes pac e. I ti st heus erwhomakesandpr ov i dest heel ement soft hes pac e. I ti st hemus eums as pi r at i ont oc onnec tobj ec tandbody .T hi sc onnec t i onwi l lhel pt hos ewhooc c upyt hes pac ef i nddeepera c onnec t i ont ot hei rs pi r i t ual i t y .T heex per i enc eofbei ngoc c ur sonl ywi t ht hepas s ageoft i me,andi sf armor e c ompl et et hanj us tar et i nalex per i enc e.T hemus eum ex per i enc ei smemor abl ebec aus eofi t sf oc usbey ond v i s ual , ex pandi ngi nt ot heaudi t or yandki nes t het i c , s ens at i ons .


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