What?: “For a building to be motionless is the exception: our pleasure comes...

“For a building to be motionless is the exception: our pleasure comes from moving about so as to make the building move in turn, while we enjoy all these combinations of its parts. As they vary, the column turns, depths recede, galleries glide: a thousand visions escape.”

- Paul Valery, The Method of Leonardo 

Space is the essential medium of architecture. Space is simultaneously many things — the voids in architecture, the space around architecture, the vast space of landscape and city space, intergalactic spaces of the universe. Space is something both intrinsic and relational. 

 - Steven Holl on Stretto House, Dallas, Texas, 1981 (from Parallax) mething both intrinsic and relational