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Architecture appears as the enactment of a ritual tale: as in a story retold, the characters and important events may remain the same, but the way it is told, the sequence of events, the relationships between the various parts are subject to reinterpretation at each retelling. It suggests an elemental set of structures (i.e. a “scaffold”) contingently rearranged and reworked to the accidental specifications of each particular site and time. A wall that supports here might require an outside support there, this piece might collide with one here, perch delicately or over-leap entirely there. Frame for a foundation wall might itself become wall, ceiling, floor, joint as it dances within the larger system of connections between elemental variations. There is a sequence suggested, in which a grid, or series of ground rules, is laid out. A set of rendezvous, or perspectival points, marked. Those chance meetings spatialized as a set of elemental structures. Structures reinterpreted in a series of improvised incremental changes, and so on. And, once abandoned, it waits only for another to drift by and begin the process again.