engineering beats architecture

"The machine symbolizes a form born from an exact, objective adjustment of the means to the end, with the exclusion of everything superfluous, arbitrary, irrelevant, or subjective"[1]. The modernist says “form follows function”.
The organism symbolizes a form born from an exact, objective adjustment of the means to the end, with the exclusion of everything superfluous, arbitrary, irrelevant, or subjective. The neo-darwinist says “survival of the fittest”.
Nature is perfect in beauty. If nature's beauty depends on the exclusion of everything superfluous, arbitrary, irrelevant or subjective, then also the machine should be perfect in beauty.
Architecture is a discipline crippled by the superfluous, the arbitrary, the irrelevant and the subjective.
Therefore engineering beats architecture.



References
[1] Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger, Inner Traditions, 2003, p. 114

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