Instruction of ATLASes
Architects have to stop thinking in terms of buildings only…… Many areas outside traditional building will enter the realm of architecture, as architecture and “architects” will have to enter new fields. All are architects. Everything is architecture.
All are architects. Everything is architecture.1
As a discipline, architecture has gradually lost the sensibility to make responses to the complex external environment as a system while architects losing the common sense to understand each other. Architecture degenerates from spatial art to an interpretation of intent based on individual projects: "Form follows representation".2
Wall Atlas is an archive for architects, artists and designers to share their atlas of several inspiration and cultural scene which influenced them "pinned on their wall". Images could be an easy understanding language with cultural tradition and social memory, and can put in relations to weave one or more themes.
Not only seeking specific meaning of each of the image, but also we seek the inherent meaning of their selection and combination. Beyond building up a context of interpretation for certain projects, these inherent meanings shows a horizon: individual elements help to interrelate phenomena with each other and emphasizes the internal contradiction instead of hiding difference for narrative homogeneity.3
 Ursprung, P. (2012). Souto de Moura's "Cabinet de Curiosites". Baden: Lars Müller, pp.130-133.
In essence, this atlas is a complex device far removed from objectiveness: it is static in support but dynamic and spontaneous in content; it is stable and pragmatic as method but unpredictable in effects and results-just as the specific development of each project is likewise unpredictable.4
Wall of Atelier Eduardo de Moura, 2010This website designed to make images in each atlas are all draggable without fixing order. Ignore the short description from respondents, these mobile elements works like an endless desk game: an experimental process interested in producing answers and even more questions.
 Bandeira, P. (2012). Everything is Architecture. Baden: Lars Müller, pp.27-28.
It echoes a description given by Carl Gustav Jung, in a letter addressed to Sigmund Freud: “Logical thinking is ‘verbal thinking.’ Analogical thinking is archaic, unconscious, not put into words and hardly formulable in words.” 5
 Carl Gustav Jung to Sigmund Freud, March 2, 1910, in The Freud/Jung Letters, ed. William McGuire, tr. Ralph Manheim and R.F.C. Hull (London: Hogarth, 1974), pp. 298-99.