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S01 E10      
Architecture Groundhog Day 
(A Poem)

By Common Room

February 2, 2018

architecture structures life
is a structural, organizational way of spending time, in life
structuring time allows for structuring the environment
structuring the environment structures time


time spent
places to spend time
the time it takes
to put the structure in place
to structure the temporal structure

this is what a day looks like
(draw a divided cube)
this is what a week looks like
(draw an odd number of divided cubes)
and a month
(draw a stack of divided cubes)
holidays don’t count
(same stack of cubes)
this is what a season looks like
(draw several stacks of divided cubes)
and a year
(draw a pile of cubes)

disassembling the structure, reconfiguring the structure
breaking away from the structure
what if architecture were against time, 
not of the time, untimely?
able to act and react to itself
before, while, and after its making


this is what a day would look like
(wonder what a divided cube represents)
this is what that same day would look like
(decide whether or not to draw a divided cube)
this is what week(s) would look like
(wonder, decide, draw, refuse, wonder again)
and month(s)
(repeat, destroy, wait)
holidays interrupt, suspend, accentuate
seasons come and go
and a year

(yet to be defined or can’t be defined)

there is no structure, there is potential
architecture would be open again


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