INCREASING THE IDEA OF REALITY. [By Juan D. López-Arquillo]

24/07/2013
INCREASING THE IDEA OF REALITY. [By Juan D. López-Arquillo]
A contemporary review about the Postmodern considerations on the Wittgenstein House.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Today we'd like to share with you this interesting reflection on the Wittgenstein House written by architect Juan D. López-Arquillo. This building is not only architecture, it is a philosophical project realized with the techniques of an architectural project. This Vienese philosopher from the 19th century, a contemporary of Loos, took over this project from an early stage, playing the role of the architect by switching languages (from the world of words to the world of space). López-Arquillo analyzes the project and finds new meanings from today's vision.

The house conformed by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein for his sister Margaret between 1926 and 1929, in Wien after the empire, is well-known more because of the interpretative sense of it than the house itself. Between the ideal home -containing a clear space only for thinking- built by a Cambridge professor in Correction of Thomas Bernhard; and the house -formed by removed cubical spaces, looking as a void box-, as described by Claude Magris during his travelling across the Donau, a fame of ideal uninhabitable house caused in the limits between a real home and an impossible house.

External people acting on architecture are a foundation condition on which the architecture project has been based during the whole history. The aulic approach of great buildings, or the lasting times of the architecture opposed to the short human life are some of the architecture characteristics which make it interesting for much people in the deepest history. Would not be new the hearing of a philosopher being interested in his sister´s new house, raised on the surroundings of the complicated city of Wien during the transformations past the 2nd industrial revolution.

Called “Wittgenstein Haus” just because of its owner, the architecture and philosophy history has assimilated its name...read more