The architectural theorist Dr. Hélène Frichot believes in the idea of a living building with fluid boundaries: walls that change with the life inside them. Weather and people and time should affect buildings for the better. Space stretches to accommodate life.
No one can work in a vacuum. Influences are very important, but just as important is how one uses them, and for that one needs time. A person can take only that part which must feed him and which is valuable for his work, which strengthens its growth.
Far from wanting to posses you in
linking myself to you, I preserve a 'to', a safeguard of the
in-direction between us – I Love to You, and not: I love you. This
'to' safeguards a place of transcendence between us, a place of
respect which is both obligated and desired, a place of possible
For Irigaray the potential of the
insertion of the word 'to' into the phrase 'I love you' making 'I
love to you' suggest a new social order of relations between two,
were both 'I' and 'you' are related as different subjects, rather
than as subject and object. Prepositions possess a strong suggestive
role, allowing us to think more specifically about how we construct
and can change relationships between subjects and objects, and
between people, places and things. As philosopher Michel Serres has
observed, for such small words, prepositions have the potential to
change everything around them.
Luce Irigaray and Jane Rendell in Jane
Rendell (2010), Art and Architecture. A place between. pp. 150-151