Architecture rests on intellectual as well as material foundations. _Colin Rowe
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All art tends towards structuring the contradiction between that which appears and that which signifies, between FORM and MEANING.
_ Robert Slutzky, "Re-Reading Phenomenal Transparency"
Architecture is the assertion, however unreflective or conscious, of an aesthetic system and the plastic and philosophical/ontological values that sustain it. In advanced architectures, as in the advanced aesthetic system of Mondrian's paintings, the plastic system (visible form) and the intellectual premises (invisible meaning) are highly refined and lucid -- "The modern artist is the conscious artist," declared Mondrian -- and their interrelationship, ultimately inextricable, resonates with the unmistakable authority of Significant Form and Significant Space. The work of surface_7 ARCHITECT involves more than the surface aesthetics of material and light. It involves the sub-surface of architecture's visual and metaphysical structure. It is engaged in the complex chess game of _FIGURE | FIELD & MOVE | MEANING --
towards the making of significant buildings of unexpected magnitudes for human inhabitation.
s u r f a c e
In 1923, Towards a New Architecture , Le Corbusier gave "Three Reminders to Architects".......the second was s u r f a c e
It is through
painting
that
I've
found
the
forms
for
my
architecture.
_Le Corbusier
s u r f a c e
noun
.......the exterior or upper boundary of an object
or body; a plane or curved two-dimensional
locus of points (as the boundary of a three-
dimensional region); the external or
superficial aspect
verb
.......to bring to the surface
J E F 7 R E Y  H I L D N E R __A R C H I T E C T | P A I N T E R
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The problem is to evoke the simultaneous presence of painting and architecture.
_Theo van Doesburg (1917)
 
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