Dying as a very young man Kierkegaard will be remembered for his philosophy in which he proposes that if one wishes to avoid fear, despair or agony and suffering, that by repetition it is not possible, neither by reflection of the past and in trying to change the events. It is also interesting to note his affinity to all things religious, and how he reiterates making choices in life and always being aware of inevitability of death, however mundane or boring, and also in willingly to pursue life without knowing the answers to life’s questions and as to live a life as a challenge. On reflection, we can bring much of this philosophy to architecture, and and that it would be possible to avoid any imitation or copies of what’s already out there. Moreover we can expect nothing of the extraordinary in not allowing chance or choices in the way that we perceive a built work or form. We also contemplate how it is possible that one movement can beget the others and why it is not imaginable to merely copy the past or why we do not retain only what we can accept, or why it is that we do not embrace new directions with fearlessly, and to be less critical or sceptical. Indeed, one of the most wonderful lessons from Kierkegaard is the notion of acceptance whether of fear, despair or loss, that one way to absolve and resolve conflicts of the heart and soul is through an embrace, or silence.





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