Yeah, I know this sounds a like 'a bit much', but seriously, it's an interesting idea... at least I think so...
I don’t know
if anyone else does this but when I build
something with Lego
it has to look good at every stage of construction
. Now, I don’t mean it has to look frilly
, or even that it has to look like something, but it always has to be coherent
and pleasing to the eye
Even if I’m building a core support piece
that will be covered up and never seen again
, every layer must be designed in a complexly beautiful yet ultimately useful fashion. My Lego
constructs usually get quite large
and rather abstract
, but they always have to be completely interlocking
for strength and durability
, as well as for qualities like smoothness and flow
What this suggest to me is that so much of structure cannot be appreciated from the outside
; great works of architecture
can probably only be appreciated from a four dimensional perspective
. In truly timeless works of three dimensions, those aspects which are perhaps the most fundamental are those that remain forever unseen.
Addendum: I just realized another principle, derived directly from the one above; architecture at its finest must be complexly porous in order that one can observe and enjoy its inner structure. It’s all about maximizing the surface area of your art. Fractalicious.