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Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it is caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But because it moves itself and sees, it holds things in a circle around itself. Things are an annex or prolongation of itself; they are encrusted into its flesh, they are part of its full definition; the world is made of the same stuff as the body.
(Merleau-Ponty 1964, 163)
A discussion of technology in architecture might usefully begin with a redefinition of ‘architecture as technology’. Rather than apparently diminishing design to a mechanical process governed by utility, efficiency ...