The And Design Practices By Martin Heidegger

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When is Architecture Architecture?
“Only if we are capable of dwelling, only then can we build.” This claim was made by German philosopher Martin Heidegger in his lecture ‘Building Dwelling Thinking’. In the lecture Heidegger goes beyond architectural and design practices by referring ‘building’ not only in architectural construction, but to the whole range of human productive activity. When thinking about ‘dwelling’ it is usually connected to buildings. The goal of a building is to allow one to dwell, but not all buildings are in the domain of dwelling. Christian Nordberg-Schulz describes ‘place’ as that which in we dwell, within which we are at home. The truck driver is at home on the highway, but he does not have his accommodations there; the working woman is at home in her office, but does not have her dwelling place there. Dwelling is not only limited to the dwelling place. Schulz stated that dwelling as being in a harmonious relationship with one’s surrounding environment. He believes that dwelling is based in the idea that our dwelling in place grants us an identity and a meaning that we would otherwise lack. Thus, in order to dwell in a place one must personally connect with that place which leads us to exclude others from that place as a means to affirm that identity. Many critics claim that if place is an essentially relative concept based on a personal sense of belonging then dwelling must be too.
In terms of these theories on dwelling; architecture and

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