Fable of an Architect
João Cabral de Melo Neto
Architecture like building doors, to open; or how to build the open; build, not how to isolate and secure, nor build how to close secrets; build open doors, on doors; houses exclusively doors and roof. The architect: what opens for man (everything would be cleaned up from open houses) doors through-where, never doors-against; free where: air light right reason. Until, so many free people frightening him, he denied giving to live in the clear and open. Where they opened, he was on the wall opaque to close; where glass, concrete; until the man closes: in the womb chapel, with matrix comforts, again fetus.