chapter  10
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Analogs of Architecture

ByJaimini Mehta

This chapter focuses on analogs of architecture that explores the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. The very act of conceptualizing an idea and crystallizing it into temporal forms is a far more complex process than we realize. It is synchronic and cyclical in nature as opposed to diachronic and linear as in the case of engineering problem solving. The crystallization of the popular perception of architecture as a quasi-technical activity happened gradually from then on. Archi­tecture came to be perceived more as a technical activity than a design activity. Measurable efficiency replaced expression of order as the objective of architecture and rational, linear analysis displaced the patient search. In the final analysis, architecture must be made and experienced in the real physical world and must be accountable to the laws of nature in its making.