QUADRALECTIC ARCHITECTURE – A Panoramic Review by Marten Kuilman

♦Contents

Falcon Press (2011) – ISBN 978-90-814420-0-8

1. Introduction     

——— 1.0. Acknowledgments

———— 1.0.1. Preference for the fourfold

——— 1.1. What is quadralectic thinking?

———— 1.1.2. Four Quadrants

——— 1.2. Some remarks on architecture

——— 1.3. Four in different ways

2. Tranquility      

——— 2.1. Landscape

——— 2.2. Gardens

——— 2.3. Fountains

——— 2.4. Baptisteries

——— 2.5. Labyrinths

3. Contemplation

——— 3.1. Stone Circles

——— 3.2. Temples

———— 3.2.1. Egyptian temples

———— 3.2.2. Greek and Hellenistic temples

———— 3.2.3. Roman temples

———— 3.2.4. Mayan and Inca temples

———— 3.2.5. Eastern religious architecture

———— 3.2.6. The Temple in Jerusalem

———— 3.2.7. Other temples

——— 3.3. Churches and tetradic architecture

———— 3.3.1. The form of the ground plan

—————— 3.3.1.1. The circular church plan

—————— 3.3.1.2. The cross-shaped church plan

———————— 3.3.1.2.1. The Greek cross type

———————— 3.3.1.2.2. The Latin cross type

—————— 3.3.1.3. The square/rectangular church plan

—————— 3.3.1.4. The octagonal church plan

—————— 3.3.1.5. The polygonal plan

———— 3.3.2. Wind roses and rose windows

———— 3.3.3. Roofs, faulting and floors

——— 3.4. Classical places of leisure

———— 3.4.1. Thermen

———— 3.4.2. Theatre, amphitheatre, circus and hippodrome

——— 3.5. Hospitals

——— 3.6. Asylums and prisons

——— 3.7. Graves, tombs and mausoleums

——— 3.8. Museums

——— 3.9. Monuments

———— 3.9.1. Gates and arches

———— 3.9.2. Omphalos, obelisks and columns

———— 3.9.3. Tetradic signs in architecture

———— 3.9.4. Follies

4. Representation

——— 4.1. Form

———— 4.1.1. Chaotic conglomerates

———— 4.1.2. Natural plans

———— 4.1.3. Design in city building

—————— 4.1.3.1. The circular/radial-concentric model

—————— 4.1.3.2. The cross-shaped model

—————— 4.1.3.3. The square/rectangular model

—————— 4.1.3.4. The grid model

———————— 4.1.3.4.1. The Egyptian grid towns

———————— 4.1.3.4.2. The Greek grid towns

———————— 4.1.3.4.3. The Roman grid towns

———————— 4.1.3.4.4. The European grid towns

———————— 4.1.3.4.5. The American grid towns

———————— 4.1.3.4.6. Other grid towns

———— 4.1.4. Cities in the mind

—————— 4.1.4.1. The ideal city

—————— 4.1.4.2. The future city

—————— 4.1.4.3. The virtual city

—————— 4.1.4.4. The quadralectic city

——— 4.2. Function

———— 4.2.1. The city square

———— 4.2.2. Palaces

———— 4.2.3. Citadels and castles

———— 4.2.4. Factories and offices

———— 4.2.5. Observatories, libraries and the internet

5. Essentials

——— 5.1. Space

———— 5.1.1. Volume

———— 5.1.2. Surface

———— 5.1.3. Plan

———— 5.1.4. Obligation to Order

——— 5.2. Style, Rhythm and Dynamics

——— 5.3. Consciousness of seeing

——— 5.4. To a new type of building

6. Conclusions

7. The Quadralectic Theory

8. Bibliography

9. Illustrations

10. The author

11. Twenty theses

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