In opposition to the understanding of architecture as taxonomia, or a habit of classifying — and naming — things that distract us from the architectural, there exists an organic diagramme of forces: a mechanical-animal amongst the virtualities of the architectural (after all, Architecture as well has materiality only inasmuch as it is apprehensible to the senses) and the actualities of thinking about architecture. There is the one hand, the building — a 'decomposition of bending moments or of flexions where numerical division is only the condition of morphogenetic movements' and on the other, the formation of an organism 'increasingly probable and natural when an infinity of intermediate states is given'. A multiplicity may be formed and it is here, if ever, that a theory of architecture becomes tenable, it will resemble somewhat a Mathesis universalis (μάθησις) which is by itself a flexical process.
— Form of Theory in Classical Hindu Architecture, 1994., faux quotations after Deleuze, The Fold and Bergsonism.
… and their interlocking fingers
express this right and
this left unrelentingly
unified and so necessary
The only possibility of survival
offered to life
Image and text excerpt from Le Corbusier, A.5 in A. Milieu/Environment, The Poem of the Right Angle/Le Poeme de l'Angle Droit, 1947-'53.