BLDBLOG Book: The Hypothetical What

Nathanael Yellis By Nathanael Yellis • Last Updated May 18, 2021

This book is about what, not how. That's what architecture is: an exploration of the hypothetical what.

I like the questions why and how. Especially how. My bias is towards action. I like to figure out how to implement an idea. So I found this exploration of the hypothetical what fascinating and a little hard to grasp.

While reading, my brain was swirling with pictures and actions and diagrams that created the stuff the author talks about. The trouble was that his ideas were so abstract that I often caught myself in negativity: you can't do that.

I appreciate a relentless focus on the hypothetical what. It is a refreshing challenge for my how brain. 

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