12 July 2012
For Porphyrios, a ‘heterotopic sensibility’ introduces difference rather than drawing elements together, juxtaposing dissimilar things in order to produce ‘cohesion through adjacency’. Heterotopic architecture is able to fragment and relate simultaneously, an accretional process:
where the fringes intermingle, where the extremities of the one denote the beginning of the other, there in the hinge between two things an unstable unity appears’(1982: 3)
Porphyrios, D. (1982) Sources of Modern Eclecticism, London: Academy Editions.