[Essay] “Be Water, my friend” (C3 no.408)


Diego Terna

C3 no.408 / pp.196-203 (8 pages)



“Be Water, my friend” _ Diego Terna

The element water is a typical “partner” of architecture: it amplifies its meanings, as in a game of reflections, but it is also capable of dampening its formalisms, of making the built space more joyful. Compared to architecture, water is able to show itself in its fluidity, in its ability to take on any form, to be disruptive in its power, but also to give calm and relaxation. […]