2008: Gothic [architecture] is a passion play, whereas Baroque [architecture] is a double theater.
2014: A significant component of architecture today is manipulation of solid geometries[?].
1. to handle or use, esp. with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors
2. to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skillfully, or deviously
4. (in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint
Got to looking through the works of BIG after a few perusals through Operative Design: A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs. Does this type of 'operation' mostly boil down to a manipulation of solid geometries?
I want to say manipulation of solid geometries as opposed to articulation/concatenation of solid geometries.
Are St. Pierre Firminy-Vert and Acadia National Park Headquarters Building kind of precursors of solid geometry manipulation? Same question regarding 'the fold'.