Jiajing Yang: Exploring rhythm of time in architecture


Rhythm is a regular pattern of movement. “Time is the organized and organizing medium of the rhythmic ebb and flow of expectant impulse, forward and retracted movement, resistance and suspense, with fulfillment and consummation”(Dewey, 1980, p.23). Many architects desire to grasp the rhythm of time: “cyclical time (seasons, night, weather) or linear time (programmatic change, dirt, ageing, social drift)”(Till, 2009, p. 79), abolish the elements of time and control the “immutable authority”(Till,… Read More