Alè dels déus
The exercise of the architect’s profession affords several opportunities for encountering reality and allows for a wide variety of forms of analysis and creative responses. The architectural artefact stems from countless reflections and checks. Moreover, once built in the mind, architecture begins to take on a leading role independently, even transcending the early intentions of the individual who conceived the reflections. Architecture is present in history and in critique. As is known, in the summarisation process the specific nature of architecture as a form incorporates functional and constructive considerations separating it from other forms such as music and painting. These two parameters (the utilitas and firmitas of the Vitruvius treaty), belonging to the rational sphere of knowledge, combine with the parameter venustas (beauty, understood here as a form), which continues to be the means for establishing an interplay between the former two. They do so on the context of a process which becomes locked in the subconscious, albeit founded within the field of rationality.