Mechanization as architectural allegory
Master of Architecture
The 18th century French architectural debate led by architects such as Ledoux, Boullee and Lequeu laid the foundation for many of the Modernist doctrines. Yet it remaines very much in the realm of the metaphysical. By re-examine the architecture of this period, Modernism can retrieve much of its lost rhetoric such as meaning, metaphor and symbolism. Through a design approach based on the idea of allegorical interpretations which incorporates geometry and mechanization as man's means of understanding the world, modern architecture could begin to reconcile the dilemma between its conceptual dimension, logos, and its perceptual dimension, mythos.