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2000.02.03
an answer to "Now what?"

What architecture is extreme?
What architecture is fertile?
What architecture is pregnant?
What architecture is assimilating?
What architecture is metabolic?
What architecture is osmotic?
What architecture is electromagnetic?
What architecture manifests the highest frequencies?

What I've found so far is that some architectures fall straight into some of the categories above while some architectures are categorical hybrids. Here are some examples:

The Pyramids, Stonehenge, St. Peter's (Vatican), Bilbao(?)--extreme architectures.
The Pantheon, Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, entry sequence of Schinkel's Altes Museum, Kimball Art Gallery--examples of the best osmotic architecture there is.

Classical Greek and Roman Architecture--pure architecture of fertility.

The Hindu Temple--the ultimate transcendence from an architecture of fertility to an architecture of pregnancy, whereas the Gothic Cathedral is an architecture of pregnancy, albeit virginal.

All of 20th century Berlin--the metabolic (create and destroy and create and destroy and ...)

To understand architecture of assimilation, look at the Renaissance, but also look to early 20th century Purism to understand assimilation in the extreme, i.e., purge.

Today's architectures are by and large assimilating and/or metabolic (contextual and/or 'deconstructivist'?).
You're very lucky if you ever see pure examples of electromagnetic or highest frequency architectures today because they are almost entirely architectures of the far off future.

There are many more examples to offer, but that's all for now. In general, I see all architectures as reenactionary (as opposed to reactionary).

Architecture reenacts human imagination, and human imagination reenacts the way the human body is and operates. The human body and the design thereof is the enactment. The human imagination then reenacts corporal morphology and physiology, and architecture then reenacts our reenacting imaginations.

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