The crazy architect Lebbeus Woods has a blog. A recent entry was written by (a certain) Diane Lewis.

She recounts watching a documentary about Einstein and seeing one of the photos of the solar eclipse on May 29th, 1919 that Arthur Eddington used to prove Einstein’s theory of relativity.


For some reason the image seemed familiar to her. Then she remembered Le Corbusier’s plan for the Palace of the Congress at Chandigarh.


The aha! moment:

She writes: The ideas of architectural order revealed in the cut—the plan and section, as read in the extreme artifice of the two-dimensional section—here captures the entasis of celestial motion, the moment and flux of the resistance of the void, and of forces that can be seen as registered in a dialogue with materiality or a force field of light motion.

Read the full blog entry here.


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