Aldo van Eyck once wrote “Modern architects have been harping continually on what is different in our time to such an extent, that even they have lost touch with what is not different, with what is always essentially the same”*. Last year, I wrote my manifesto Out of the Ordinary as a plea for people to slow down and take a step back. It is an invitation for architects to create everyday architecture that is simple and true. It does not speak of quasi tradition and nostalgia, but rather a hidden reality that ought to be revealed. This manuscript picks up where my manifesto left off by attempting to identify the concealed truth behind Martin Heidegger’s notion of ‘dwelling’ in relation to that of ‘being’.
*Eyck, A. (1968). Team X Primer [Special Issue] (p. 3). Architectural Design Monograph.