INTERSECTIONS OF NATURE, IMAGINATION and ARCHITECTURE
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thresholds of Transformation
invites us to cross thresholds of experience. It calls us to move
beyond what we know to discover fresh nuances of the spirit-matter
dance. Each portal is marked by twin pillars, embodying the hope and
fear encountered at threshold crossings. Passing between these pairs of
opposites and crossing into interior realms, we enter a unique sense of
place. At these moments, we have the opportunity to see ourselves and
our surroundings with fresh eyes. We can look again at what we thought
we knew and sense it as if for the first time.
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.