Kapalı Yapıları İmdat Çıkışlarıyla Buluşturmak: Daedalos’un Labirentinden Vitruvius’un Yapıtına Uzanan Ontolojik İlişkiler

Barışcan DEMİR


A labyrinth appears as a topological model signifying the togetherness of architecture and philosophy. Every thought that believes that it has produced solutions to the difficulties of the past travels through a labyrinth and builds a new labyrinth. The main difficulty that blocks today’s thinking arises from bipolar tendencies that try to incarcerate it to the land of absolute chaos (disorder) or absolute cosmos (order). Thought loses its potential to imagine the new at both extremes, for such a dream cannot be imagined neither in the abyss of absolute chaos or immobile graveyard of absolute cosmos. The labyrinth to be built must touch the chaos and the cosmos at the same time, in short, it must be organized by the dual movement of chaosmos, in order to the thought to both express the new and not to get caught up in this difficulty. In this text, I will first try to lay the groundwork for the dual movement of chaosmos, with reference to labyrinth of Daedalus, which I will show that he is the inventor of not only closed structures but also escape hatches. On this re-beginning ground that I have pointed out for architecture, I will build a narrative that will reorganize the false memories the tradition has created about Vitruvius. By pointing to the escape hatches in Vitruvius’ system and the closed structures that can only be created due to them, I will show that his work can also be considered as a war machine progressing by the dual movement of chaosmos. Finally, I will discuss how khaosmos, revealed with Daedalus and Vitruvius, creates ontological bifurcations for a dream that wants to express the new.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4305/metu.jfa.2021.2.9


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