This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture.
Immaterial Architecture by Jonathan Hill | Routledge, 2006
Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill’s explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture. The book discusses the pressures on architecture and the architectural profession to be respectively solid matter and solid practice and considers concepts that align architecture with the immaterial, such as the superiority of ideas over matter, command of drawing and design of spaces and surfaces.