Analogical thinking is both concrete and abstract; critical and creative. It is the close and distant relationship to both fact and fantasy. “Simultaneous order” is this relationship. The architectural result of the “analogical thinking” process is inferred to be “analogical form.”
This paper examines the simultaneous order inherent to the analogical design process. It investigates the relationship between analogical thinking and analogical form. The first part of this paper concentrates on analogical thinking. The analogical framework is outlined, and “simultaneous order” unpackaged via the literary critic and poet T. S. Eliot and the philosopher Gilbert Ryle. Then, the relationship between Rossi’s Analogical City and Freud’s Forgetting Signorelli is analysed. The final part presents the sketch design project that applies the simultaneous order of the analogical framework. The paper concludes by noting the analogical relationship between Aldo Rossi and Sigmund Freud is both ambiguous and alluring, and thus requires further research.
|Keywords:||Aldo Rossi, Analogy, Architecture, Association, Form, Memory, Montage, Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis, Urban design|
PhD Researcher, Dundee School of Architecture, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK