Week 5 #6 - I am a little confused when reading this...

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I am a little confused when reading this chapter, so I try my best to respond to it. I agree that architecture itself grew out of not simply practical need, but out of a desire to memorialize, to "visualize the invisible," to "spatialize something from past time." The goal of Jewish memory in some contexts is “reactualize” the past. Architecture’s origins are thus bound to the desire to memorialize, to spatialize something from the past. These visual objects provide people a connection to the past. The concept of architectures is determined to be a tribute to the spirit of history (the past). The mission of these architectures is to build meaningful relationships between intangible expressions of the structures (semantics, functions, symbols ...) with a tangible expression of the architectural objects (dimensions, materials, components of the architecture ...) and put in a comprehensive study of the historical moment. When looking at architectural
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