Thursday, April 03, 2008

poetry in architecture...

gio ponti from 'in praise of architecture'

let us speak in images

the floor is a theorem
the obelisk is an enigma
the fountain is a voice
the stair is a whirlpool
the roof navigates in the sky, its keel up
the vault is a flight
the balcony is a sailboat
the window is a transparency (it is sight, life)
the room is a world

text & drawing by gio ponti, from 'in praise of architecture', 1960

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