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Have Faith in Unknown: Redirecting to an interesting view, and person…

January 20, 2013


Today I came across one clean and well written post (with a catchy title that said):


Although what the author says in the later part is relevant and very interesting, what got me beyond the first paragraph was the second, and then the third – in other words the tale of Sagrada Familia and Antoni Gaudi. And how Gaudi approached two subjects closest and most valuable to him: God, and, Architecture.

I quote, with respect,

“…what really makes Sagrada Família stand out from the hundreds of other Catholic churches around the world is that it is still under construction. And this is by design.

Indeed, construction on this church commenced in 1882, and Gaudí planned for its construction to continue well after his death in 1926. At this time, the estimated completion date is 2026, Gaudí’s death centennial.

Why on earth would a designer plan for one of his projects to be completed after his death especially if he knew that it was to be the most significant work of his career, and possibly of any architect’s career? Seems like an insane move.”

I will let you go to the article @ for more. But even at the risk of stealing some of the original thunder, I’d tell you the interpretation that impressed me: About Gaudi’s genius in allowing others to complete his design, and his faith in the generations to come. And how true his vision has proved to be.

For me, Gaudi’s interpretation of life, and of this world, are either as simple as a child’s, or as benevolent and encompassing as a philosopher’s. Whichever is the case, it has stood the test of time – the best examiner of architecture, and of architects.

P.S. It was also a big surprise to discover who wrote the original article. My lesson in not assuming who can write what. Most importantly, who can ‘read’ what. Thank you, rainypixels.

  1. rainypixels permalink

    Thanks for the kind words 🙂

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