Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
Print version ISSN 0100-512X
FURTADO, José Luiz. Architecture's phenomenology and crisis.Translated byGlória Maria Guiné de Mello. Kriterion [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-512X.
By occurring within the limits between engineering and art, Architecture faces aesthetic and technical problems simultaneously. This turns it into an ever unfinished task, a science that emerges from the constant dialogue between two traditionally antagonistic values and renderings. This fact leads to a general tendency to place Architecture on grounds external to its own concepts, be it the individuals' creative improvisations, inherent to urban life, or the knowledge about the human being that equates universal needs to which it should provide an answer. These preliminary considerations lead us to the core of an actual philosophical issue on the pre-reflexive grounds of the world of life (Lebenswelt) and, as far as Architecture is concerned, on the experience of dwelling which makes up the ontological "regional" field from which derives the science/art investigated in this article.
Keywords : Arquitetura; Fenomenologia; Estética.