You are in your own World

6 January, 2019

"Dreams deliver us to dream, and there is no end to illusion.  Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-coloured lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.  From the mountain you see the mountain.  We animate what we can, and we see only what we animate.  Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.  It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem."

Ralph Emerson, Philosopher



Humans are like measuring rods, we measure things through our senses and filter them back into our minds and we create our world inside our skulls.  According to the latest discoveries of quantum physics, there is no external world, until it is perceived by us.  The universe and observer exist as a pair.  During my holidays in Thailand with my partner, I have been reading and discussing books on life, consciousness and biocentrism.  The revelation to me that there is no independent external universe outside of our biological existence has been powerful.  Experiments have been made by physicists that prove atoms and particles move in one direction when perceived by a conscious human - and a completely different way when not perceived by a conscious human.  It is our perceiving of the thing that makes it real.  Nothing can exist outside of consciousness.  Instead of thinking that we are internal and the world is external, we should try and understand that our world is uniquely created by us - for individual self.

What implications this has for Architect's, only time will tell.  Architecture is subjective to the perceiver, the Workshop gets commissioned to enhance people's worlds.  Armed with this knowledge, I am convinced that concentrating on people and their actions and not the objects of architecture is the way to create beauty.  To design a chair as an object, that isn't being sat in, means it actually doesn't exist.  To sit, to touch to smell the Larch, to hear it settle when sitting, means it is being perceived.   Our task as an Architect is to make it a good perception of the senses and not a bad one.

There are not 7 billion people on this world, there are 7 billion worlds.