3. Iakov Georgievich CHERNIKHOV (1889-1951)
The Laws of Construction - Les Regles de la Construction
the first law: the things that can be unified on the basis of constructive principles may be both material and non-material, but they are always subject to the recording action of our brain by means of sight, hearing and touch. the sixth law: every new construction is the result of a human being's investigations, and of his requirement to be inventive and creative.
the second law: every construction is a construction only when thr unification of those elements in that way can be rationally justified. the seventh law: everything that is really constructive is beautiful. everything that is beautiful is completely perfected. everything that is completely perfected is a contribution to the the culture of the future.
the third law: a fully constructive combination is obtained when elements are grouped together in a way that creates harmonic relationships between them. the eighth law: in every constructive amalgamation lies the idea of humanity's collectivism. in the close cohesion of the diverse elements is reflected the concord of all man's finest aspirations.
the fourth law: elements amalgamated into a new entity form a construction when they penetrate or embrace each other, are coupled or bedded together, i.e. when they demonstrate their active participation in the movement of union. the ninth law: every constructive solution must have a motive on the basis of which the construction is made.
the fifth law: every constructive amalgamation consists of the sum total of those trusts and movements which in varying degree contribute to the integral quality of the impression conveyed by the whole. the tenth law: in order to create a constructive image it is necessary to have absolute knowledge not only of the fundamentals of constructivism, but equally of the processes by which that image will be reproduced in reality.
the eleventh law: before taking form, either as representation or reality, a constructive object must go through all the stages of building up and development that are necessary and possible.
Legitimacy in all constructive structures depends upon being able simultaneously to prove the truth and the correctness of thechosen solution by analytical means. The form we have devised is legitimate to the extent that it is justifiable.
In all design we face the necessity of giving foundations to, and thereby as it were legitimising, the construction that we have finally adopted. we must prove that the construction which we are proposing is correct and fits the case concerned.
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