A Study on the Mythological Interpretation of the House Designed by Tadao Ando -Focused on the mythological thinking of Hans Blumenberg-

신화론적(神話論的) 관점(觀點)에서 해석(解釋)한 안도 타다오의 건축적(建築的) 특성(特性)에 관한 연구(硏究) -철학가(哲學家) 한스 불루멘버그의 신화론적(神話論的) 관점(觀點)을 중심(中心)으로-

  • 변태호 (성균관대학교 건축학과)
  • Published : 2004.06.01


In terms of the way we perceive the world, the history of human beings might be said to be a history of two incompatible forces -'science' and 'myth.' Until today, both indispensable aspects have made human existence possible and characterized human culture. Nonetheless, an essential definition of myth has never been clearly explained. What is the general philosophical thought about myth? Current well known interpretations are so called Enlightenment and Romanticism of myth, which both has same criticism that they has not generally considered myth in terms of its technical function or specified contents. One who overcomes the limit of two current extreme beliefs on myth and also who concerned more with the ultimate origin of myth and its relation to the structure of poetry than the source of its vital accomplishments is philosopher Hans Blumenberg. For him myth is an artificial means and an answers to overcome the 'absolutism of reality.' On this point, the research concerns basically two issues. One is to investigate the functional and structural characters of myth through philosopher Hans Blumenberg's anthropological reflections. The other is to analyze architect Tadao Ando's works and thinking. The intention of the paper is not only to explore the relationship between philosophical theory of Blumenberg and Ando's architectural works, but also to suggest a new critical understanding on architecture from mythological point of view. I also expect that this research will suggests a concrete theoretical idea for constructing and construing artistic form and cultural space.