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Architecture as Response..

January 6, 2015 1 Comment 8

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely translated as "in the presence of God," this is a concept from Christian theology that summarizes the idea of living in the presence of, under the authority of, and to the honor and glory of God. This is primarily based on the idea that we are created beings; therefore, we can recognize that all activities of our lives can be God-honoring activities when they are seen as a form of worship. This includes all forms of our creative work. Accepting that we are God’s creation, made in his image, everything we create is a byproduct of the creator’s work. Thus, even in its imperfect reality, our creative works are God-honoring works of worship. Creation Mandate In Genesis 1:28, we were called to create culture and fulfill the creation mandate. This means we are called to care for and to cultivate the earth, making things with the materials and ingenuity we have been given. This creation mandate is fulfilled each day when we make our cities better places to live and dwell. Enacted Space Many architects can come up with attractive ideas, but very few can design places or spaces that actually attract people or create a profound experience with the built realm. Enacted space refers to the dynamic interaction between people and artifacts in a place through time. [caption id="attachment_1992" align="alignleft" width="800"]bicycle haus 01_timmerman Bicycle Haus in Scottsdale (Photo by Bill Timmerman)[/caption] Culture Shaping The living of your life is not only shaped by the built realm, but also shapes the built realm. We have been given the opportunity to engage and shape culture around us.  Movies, literature, and music shape our cultural landscape, but architects...

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely translated as "in the presence of God," this is a concept from Christian theology that summarizes the idea of living in the presence of, under the authority of, and to the honor and glory of God. This is primarily based on the idea that we are created beings; therefore, we can recognize that all activities of our lives can be God-honoring activities when they are seen as a form of worship. This includes all forms of our creative work. Accepting that we are God’s creation, made in his image, everything we create is a byproduct of the creator’s work. Thus, even in its imperfect reality, our creative works are God-honoring works of worship. Creation Mandate In Genesis 1:28, we were called to create culture and fulfill the creation mandate. This means we are called to care for and to cultivate the earth, making things with the materials and ingenuity we have been given. This creation mandate is fulfilled each day when we make our cities better places to live and dwell. Enacted Space Many architects can come up with...

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely translated as "in the presence of God," this is a concept from Christian theology that summarizes the idea of living in the presence of, under the authority of, and to the honor and glory of God. This is primarily based on the idea that we are created beings; therefore, we can recognize that all activities of our lives can be God-honoring activities when they are seen as a form of worship. This includes all forms...

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely translated as "in the presence of God," this is a concept from Christian theology that summarizes the idea of living in the presence of, under...

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely...

In order to establish the importance of architecture in our cities, it is important that we first establish some foundational beliefs. Coram Deo A Latin phrase loosely translated as "in the presence of God," this is a concept from Christian theology that summarizes the idea of living in the presence of, under the authority of, and to the honor and glory of God. This is primarily based on the idea that we are created beings; therefore, we can recognize that all activities of our lives can be God-honoring activities when they are seen as a form of worship. This includes all forms...

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