Tuesday, September 2, 2014
the will to shelter
Have I posted a picture of this already? It doesn't matter.
I wonder if humans have a shelter building gene or genes. We die outdoors in most places, but most of our evolutionary development took place in a pretty hospitable landscape--at least compared to New England. I'm inclined to subscribe nearly all architecture to culture, and assign sheltering instincts to a slightly messier Freudian narrative.
There are some things that we all seem to like:
-Confinement, but only with a clear avenue of escape
-Good views, but not too exposed
-Restrained air movement