Architecture is awash in content that can be divided into two types: internal and external.
Internal contents are forms, programs, and technologies…the things that are assembled and manipulated in pursuit of architecture.External contents are cultural: environmental issues, social movements, aesthetic transformations, political evolutions, and economic shifts. Their relationship to architecture is no less immediate albeit more fleeting, more variable, and more volatile.
Internal and external contents have flexibilities and inertias. Both can be manipulated and both can exert their influences. Both are wound into the architect’s thesis.