Michele De Lucchi

Editorial. Domus 1021

In the February 2018 issue, the second editorial by Michele De Lucchi is about objects, which “represent the concrete part of existence”.

Objects are our world. Objects are the great category of world and everything exists in an objective dimension. We grow, we progress, we understand, through the objects that constitute the common basic element that allows us to tune our imaginations. Even topics are objects of reflection, discussion and divergence. Without the reference to objects it would be much more difficult to communicate. Objects represent the concrete part of existence and on it we can apply all the abstract characteristics that make them describable.

We can say that a chair is comfortable, modern, minimal, rich, poor, industrial, whatever we want and these are attributes that we project onto a chair object. We can say technological, rustic, beautiful, welcoming and whatever we want and project it onto a building object.

Sure. Many architects will not appreciate this radical cut that also treats architecture in terms of objects, but I insist on this formula because architecture analysed in these terms helps us to distinguish between functional and symbolic qualities, pragmatic and representative intentions. The space will also be qualified in relation to objects. It is objects that make space and not space that makes objects.

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