The idea that we pursue of an architecture as body is in stark and intentional contrast to the metaphor of modernity of architecture as a machine, and it contains the essence of language as a means of expression of the “speaking body of architecture”. Language in this sense is the prerogative, the “disposition” to inhabit things and the world, and to transform it, and ensure that this action, this contact has a “sense”, a “meaning”. Architecture “means”, and it does so, as a speaking body, through its own language.
We believe that in the present, in this contemporary world, the idea of architecture as a speaking body (a body in dialogue) is articulated in three main actions-themes:
–interaction (dialogue with the context, history, the contemporary, forms of art or culture) as an object of language.
–Physical matter, as a tool of language in relation to the world and things.
–Myth, as an element of language for sharing and connection between individual and collective feeling, between what is visible and what is invisible (the imaginable, the potential, the hidden, the spiritual, the soul, the archaic, the dark, the infantile, the “glassy essence”).
The language of the contemporary deals with these duties and rights: the right and the duty to interaction; the right and the duty to matter; the right and the duty to myth. The language of architecture uses its own historical, theoretical and practical rules, and declines them within these rights and duties, giving a“meaning” to building