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Adrian Lo – Portfolio of Work: Studio Alterity Link

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

For Adrian Lo’s Portfolio of Work, ranging from architectural images, to digital 3D work and watercolours, redirect to Studio Alterity,


Architecturality I

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

In response to Google, I did not mean architecturally, at least not just architecturally.

The key to understanding the concept of Architecturality lies in its –ity suffix. The dictionary definition of the -ity ending is a suffix used to form a type of noun known as an “abstract noun” which expresses a state or condition.

As such, examples include: Reciproc-ity, as a state of reciprocation, or Poros-ity as a condition of being or becoming porous, or otherwise, Modal-ity or Nodal-ity, being states or conditions pertaining to modes or nodes, respectively.

The abstraction of an abstract noun is significant to the understanding of architecturality. The abstract condition or state of architecture is thus a possible reading or implication. The abstraction or extraction of the architectural from what is architecture. If a diagram can be established to identify the architectural, then Architecturality is a diagrammatic diagram, a diagram of diagrams of what constitutes the architectural, and like so, architecture, architecture-ness.

It is hence, that Architecturality is not just architectural, that is in a state or condition of being, relating, or pertaining to architecture, but also expresses the operation of architecturalisation, or that of architecturalising or being architecturalised. What is being teased out is the repressed or hidden conditions of architecture, concealed within the architecturality of the condition of architecture or what is architectural.

Architecturality is a means of opening up divergent and expansive readings and intepretations, as well as possible mis-interpretations.

The notion of architecturality is significant in the question of what makes architecture architectural? And investigates what is architectural about architecture. Architecturality is something peculiar-particular to architecture, yet overcomes, goes beyond, and exeeds architecture. Hence the term Architecturality contains all -like terms, namely, architecture, architectural, architecturalising/sation, architectural-ness, or architecture-ness.

But what about an architectur-ity? An architecturity no longer contains architectural in its root, and does not necessarily capture architectures’ architecturalness. It is necessary to introduce the significance of the suffix, -al, this suffix turns verbs into nouns, so does that mean that architecture is already a verb? without the need to architecturalise?

In that case, rather than from architecture to architecturity, ie, from ‘verb’ (that is, architecture taken as a verb) to ‘abstract noun’, the process of architecturality extends a stage futher, from ‘verb’ to ‘noun’ (with -al suffix) to ‘abstract noun’, containing more within its implication. Here the term pli is implicated in the term implication, the word pli comes from the French fold, and to speak of the implications of architecturality is to speak of the consequential folding or inference of the architectural, these folds or inferences are those other -like terms of architecture aforementioned.

Returning to the implication of the term pli or fold, one explicates and replicates, and in so doing complicates the matter of architecturality, its abstraction, its multiplicity, its multi-foldedness, its many or mani-fold, or inter-fold, which starts to launch into another discussion of the inter-modes (or operations) of the inter-multi-foldedness of architecturality.



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Architecturality: Inter-Modalities

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

This forum is to be used as a platform for discussion, debate, ranting & critiquing, about anything architecturally architectural.

Just ponder on this moment of the inter-modal architecturality of architecture.