Modern House Syracuse Walk

This is one of my favorite houses in Syracuse on one of my favorite walks around and over the University. I’m pretty sure there are not a lot of modern houses in Syracuse. The transparency of the glass opens the house up to the world, while the world gets reflected on the surface of the glass.  The street-walk takes you up a hill, down a hill, and then up a street with a little oval park at the top, overlooking the University. And then the stairs take you back to frat row on Euclid. I took these pictures on the day Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. The sky was just getting ominous, even though all we got up here was some very unexceptional rain. It’s not often that I turn to Heidegger, but I like what the simple design says about an open act of “dwelling,” and then how a three-fold of sky, earth, and the human comes together as I reconstruct that walk in my memory. I won’t pretend to say, that “the gods” are hidden somewhere in these pictures, but it would complete Heidgegger’s four-fold schema.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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