Evolutionary Architecture

© John McClellan – 2020. The Buddhist Stupa at Polonnaruwa1 – Sri Lanka.
1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somawathiya_Chaitya

The Architecture of the Evolutionary-Dynamic Cosmic Formation.

Here, as from 2140+ years ago, a form-perfection materialised the Geometrics of the Relativity Formula – “E=MC2. Triangulated Energy = Spherical Mass x Planar Space C2.

Ritual encircling of an axial-domed-mass E-W oriented on a square-plane platform – sets-up Space-Time dynamic flow of Universal Energy1 [Electro-statics + Maxwell’s Equations2].

20th Century; science proved that Architectonic Formulation is Universal. Dynamically activating an inherent physical (consequently psychological) engagement-process via finite-energy formations; everything is well-integrated within the ongoing Cosmic Creation.

12th Century; Japan had imported an ancient Indian [Vedic] Cosmologic-formulation. Made portable in “Chōgen’s Stupa3, its Zen-applied geometric principles conditioned an ever ongoing constructive installation of Japan’s National Consciousness. Japan-ness – seen organised in Urbanism, Art and Architecture. That became late-19th-century model for 20th-Century Western Modernity – in ‘Bauhaus’ Design Principles globally active today.

Our way of ‘Civilised’ existence was ‘instant invented’ in Neolithic Revolution, 12,000 years ago. A benign global-warming era followed the ending of the last Ice Age; but then-recent cataclysms (as now again) had warned a new way of life was needed to enable Humanity to secure its Earth-based future – or gain access to a Cosmos beyond. That revolutionary event determined our present condition.

Polonnaruwa’s Stupa demonstrates how ancient Architecture, in permanent located simple design, conveys to us far-distant-future generation that absolute-transformative message – that only now can be recognised as the Relativity Formula.

1“As at the centre of the Stupa there was a pipe like hole Peppe described it as a circular pipe, same kind of a hole was found in the Stupas of Bhattiprolu in Andhra Pradesh the site was investigated by an engineer named Norris in 1871 in his report he mentioned it a shaft of the chatra (Irwin 1979:811-812)” http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/27149/10/10_chapter%203.pdf


3Arata Isozaki – “Japan-ness in Architecture” [Chapter 14] – MIT Press – 2006..

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