we try to explain the
design of an African village only
using images of buildings or our impressions, it wouldn't be enough. we
need more theoretical support and logical explanations, and we stand a
chance of finding the roots and the origins of settlements
more easily. for this reason, we need a system
of language... for
instance, we use the 'theory
of fields' as it appears in mathematics and
the physical sciences... if you want to create the space of a light field,
we can select a certain topology of light...
architecture, when understood as a 'field conditions'
comes close to urban planning..."
will be the archetype of an entirely new architecture. it will serve as
a place inhabited by the two bodies of the
contemporary human being, the body that contains
the flow of electrons, and the primitive
body responsive to nature." (toyo ito)