“To be what it is, architecture must become nature, in other words become what it is not. Often in fact, we see it adopt the appearance of living nature and become itself nature”.
“Architecture is the expression of a society just as human physiognomy is the expression of the individual”.
Although architecture may well be nature, for the time being it only exists in that it relates to nature. If in the future nature continues to exist in architecture, that will be when architecture becomes nature and ruins will cease to delude us about the relationship between architecture and nature. Being aware that at some point all things come to an end, can no longer be repaired or restored, changes architecture into nature. As Georges Bataille pointed out, the mathematical order imposed on stone is simply the completion of the cycle...