The reason of my favorite
"It can be a reason why you like your liking well without reason."
I have studied in school until recently. When I talked about my major, architecture, in university there werequestions that came out. 'What is your favorite architect / building / space?'It is a little bit easy to talk about now, but it was difficult to answer thisquestion when I was a freshman. I think I should talk about something big andspecial and explain why.
After the second semester of thesecond grade, I traveled to England and Spain for two weeks with my sisterduring winter vacation. Before this travel, I learned Western architecture. SoI was expected to see the cathedral architecture in Europe. I was veryinterested in going to the St Paul's Cathedral in London and La Sagrada Familiain Barcelona. It was great experience analyzing the factor of architect such asthe structure of this dome, the reason of this pillar, and the meaning of thatpiece in the wall because I could see this contents that I studied hard. But Iask myself ‘Do you like this place?’. Maybe not. There was just good place for my experience, but Icouldn't feel such as ‘This space is awesome!’ for me.
After traveling Saint Paul'sCathedral and La Sagrada Familia, on the last day I went to the Montserrat inthe suburbs of Barcelona. That region have to go on a train for quite time, butit has a great view of the nature and this nature is the source of Gaudí'sinspiration. There is a main chapel built out of the black Maria statue foundon the cliffs, and when you get down on the small transport vehicle calledPunicula at the chapel, a promenade emerges. I walked along this trailsculptures were carved in cliffs, and I was able to face a cathedral thatseemed to be a small, the place just enough for 20 people that would not have alot of space. There is no light fixture, so the light is dependent on a smallcandle. And this place has the cliffs that occupied one wall and the crossescarved on the cliffs. I can feel a subtle and moist scent coming from thecandle and the cliff soil mixed with the dim inside. I am a person withoutreligion, but I thought it would be such a place if I talked about the piety asa space. And I felt I love this place.
It is a work of famous architector.The space is a lot of room for interpretation. It is a space that ishistorically meaningful. These are not only reason I can say that I like it. Wecan explain the reason of good feelings in space I went there and it was justgood.
Light, incense, materials,atmosphere, environment. Feeling good in subtle detail makes us feel goodbefore we understand why it is good. And we think it's just good.
You do not have to try to make a goodreason to explain that you are good. Do not think too hard. It can be a reasonwhy you like your liking well without reason.