INTERSECTIONS OF NATURE, IMAGINATION and ARCHITECTURE
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sacred Space is World Space
think of sacred space as being separate from the world. My experience
is that it provides a gathering place for the whole world. In sacred
space, the totality of forces participate in a mysterious dance of
stirring formlessness into form, lightlessness into light, silence into
sound, renewing the world again and again. To enter sacred space is to enter the paradox of both finding yourself and rediscovering your connection to the whole world.
I'm an architect and author, writing this blog to explore the following questions—How do we live well on this planet? Confronted with the greed, ignorance and fear shaping much of the world, how can we find openings to dwelling here with wisdom, connection, creativity and delight? Looking into these questions reflects my passion for understanding how our thoughts and actions shape buildings and cities. My two books—THE TEMPLE IN THE HOUSE and A HOME FOR THE SOUL—examine the idea of design as a language of human experience. This blog expands these connections to explore how imagination influences what we build in nature. In turn, it looks into ways nature can open our imaginations to more inspiring, sustainable and creative ways of dwelling here now. Let me know what you think.