The system of the houses in the region of Tunis, Typo-morphological analysis and poetic mental representation
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Iniciativa Digital Politècnica
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The understanding of any architecture requires a double knowledge and has to merge two types of knowledge: the first is the technique Cartesian one, who approaches the physical conformations by the sensitive perception and produces a systematized and abstract knowledge of theoretical and analytical type; the second is a poetic ideological knowledge, which approaches the imaginary configurations and the mental conception, the values and the doctrinal faiths of spiritual and holistic type. We define the shape as an intermediary interface and mediative between conformation and configuration. Contrary to a scientific theory, a doctrine recovers from the faith in a kind of conception of the universe, as from of the world and the religious existence. Or to estimate an architecture who is his illustration and expression, it is necessary to bring it back to his own referent, system of values and faiths. But if an architecture is estimated by a system of values and considered by different paradigm, there is inevitably incomprehension and possibly some conflict or rejection.
CitationGrira, H.; Dhouib, M. The system of the houses in the region of Tunis, Typo-morphological analysis and poetic mental representation. "Arquitectonics: Mind, Land & Society", Març 2017, núm. 30, p. 117-132.