Chapter 2 of 24
Lawson-Westen House, Los Angeles: North East Facade
But the truth is atension between issues. The sensibility is a tension So it's not a matter of then landing incite camp or'lside or group which claims right for itself, in opposition to the other groups which are ipso facto wrong. but in a sense to try to ﬁnd a way which would be able to hold onto multiple possibilities simultaneously in an architectural sense. And what I call' in that little essay in the thzo'libook* is a dialectical tension which is an intellectual tension between possibilities that one would try to hold onto simultaneously instead of saying "it's this or it' s this" in building. and let's assume for the moment that building could transmute this discussion. and this discussion could be rendered spatially Because I have to say parenthetically that a lot of ‘these kinds of discussions sound very interesting or very boring or very esoteric or very. something. but not materialised architecturally. So I'm ﬁrst going to argue andthenwe'll seeifl canjustifythis. thatin factwhat I'm arguing for canbe delivered spatially. Because this is very important for an architect This is the only thing that matters. not the speech-making prowess.