Archetype, tectonics and architecture
The term architecture includes ‘arch-‘ as in archetype [Greek: archetype, archetype]10 and ‘-tecture’, which refers to tectonics [Greek: tektonikós – ‘concerning the art of building’]. According to the Duden, tectonics is the “branch of geology concerned with the construction of the earth’s crust and its internal movements”11 as well as the “[study of the] assembly of building components.”12 The Brockhaus defines geology as “the science of the structure, composition and development of the earth, especially of the earth’s crust, and of the living beings that inhabit it in geological time (…) exogenous dynamics examines all forces that act on the earth’s crust from the outside (water, atmosphere, organisms) and above all cause weathering, erosion and deposition (…) closely interrelated to this is endogenous dynamics, which examines the forces that act within, i.e. it deals with tectonics, the earth’s crust and the earth’s crust, i.e. it deals with tectonics, magmatism (volcanism and plutonism) and metamorphism. (…)13.” Tectonics is described in the online Brockhaus as “branch of knowledge dealing with the structure of the earth’s crust, the bedding conditions of the rocks” and geotectonics as “the study of the structure and movements of the earth’s crust”14.
Architecture and anatomy
It is all about energy. However, few people actively and consciously think about the interaction of energy of the physical body (health), energy supply of buildings and their mutual regulation. If one understands the human body as the ‘house of the self’, it becomes obvious how closely a ‘dwelling’, the house or home where people live, work and reside, are interrelated. The only and essential difference is that human beings have sensory perception that enables them to live, while buildings, on the other hand, are pure material compositions that need to be actively built, controlled and supplied.
Transparent view and inner contemplation
Flats are mainly chosen according to criteria of location and view. The typical Swiss terrace house, for example, is often built into the hillside at the rear and offers the widest possible view as well as a wide windows and a well-sized terrace to the front, allowing views into the far distance. The large window panes of transparent glass give the residents a feeling of freedom, overview and far-reaching views – to the outside. If the view is directed towards mountains or water landscapes, one can hardly get enough of the view – therefore, the interior living space is also clearly determined by the outer space and its scenery. Imagine that spaces and rooms with the most beautiful views would neither provide windows nor beautiful art works, furniture or curtains. How suitable would your space feel and how comfortable would you feel in the windowless room? If you don’t even notice that the room has no windows and you still feel fully connected to yourself and your favourite natural places and outdoor escapes, your room has personality and a good interior design. If guests prefer a seat at the table with views inside instead of chosing the window seats, this is a clear sign that the interiors are more attractive than the most beautiful view. If you designed interiors according to these criteria – as if you had no windows – and finally add the beautiful view, you can increase your wellbeing immeasurably – without side effects and with great gains in life-sustaining energy as well as in meaning and joy of life.
Being at home, arriving and feeling good
Feeling good means feeling connected, having arrived, being at home. It’s about knowing your way around, feeling safe and simply being who you really are – in short, achieving normality. When everything is normal, no energy is needed for compensation, as it is, for example, in rooms with artificial light, white synthetic resin dispersion walls and grey-black furniture. In such low-vibe and low-energy rooms, people provide the compensation. A lack of humidity is compensated for by the human being and his organs providing it. A high noise level is reduced by having as many people as possible stay quietly in the room, and the lack of connection to the skin of a space – the walls – is compensated for with a lot of display time by building up the relationship between the user and the content running across the screen. Instead of promoting inner radiance by means of a good and enhancing spatial environment, people regularly find themselves to be illuminated or irradiated by the colour images on the screen, despite the fact that screen displays are always in CMYK mode, while people and nature both interact in RGB mode. This means, constant conversion is necessary, which reduces the energy of the beholder. Latrace’s work consists of achieving the highest possible degree of naturally perceived wellbeing by getting to know clients in informed conversations prior to the creation of any colour and/or interior design concept. First, we clarify and discuss how normality and wellbeing are defined on an individual level, secondly we determine how compensations can be best achieved to allow multiple users to feel equally comfortable – even if they have completely different needs. The diversity of needs is a natural result of this analysis, which eventually leads to more complex colour schemes, because every person is unique and has very specific characteristics of origin and personal wishes for the future.
Energy balance: why low vibrations often win
According to the law of conservation of energy, the higher energy always provides energy to the lower energy. This is true for everything. People with high energy can inspire people with less success and power. Places and spaces with high energy attract people who – consciously or unconsciously – are looking for more energy and greater life balance. According to the law of resonance, human beings always strive for balance as well as for the preservation of their life energy. The generation of resources and energy reserves has the highest priority in order to secure them in the best possible way even in emergencies and during supply shortages. This desire for energy balance and harmony also plays a major role, usually unconsciously, in the choice of a place to live. On the one hand, this choice can be made for inner reasons and decisions, and on the other hand, it can result from compulsions to change one’s location. If, for example, one wants to study with a particular luminary, one follows this person and chooses, at least temporarily, one’s personal place of residence, activity and location along with one’s life goal. If, on the other hand, you are transferred by your employer, you are forced to change either your own place of work or your employer. These processes are all rooted in and connected to the question of what and where home is: geographically, emotionally, culinarily, culturally, linguistically and, last but not least, financially.
Home is part of dwelling, which means as much as feeling at home in a good way. What needs to be clarified is: where am I at home, where do I feel at home and where is my home. It is also important to know which places were the original home of one’s ancestors. Those who know their homeland, who are integrated in it and who are connected to it, have a stable foundation. If this connection is missing, strong reasons and a good “substitute” are needed to compensate for the absence of the original and familiar environment. One of these reasons is when, out of love for a person, one follows this love of one’s life; another reason might be the search for meaning of life. If one can only pursue one’s personal, innermost life task in a distant and foreign place, the readiness to leave one’s original home arises. Furthermore, consciously or unconsciously experienced deep injuries connected to the homeland can be the reason why any other place in the world seems better and more promising for one’s own future and development of personality. However, if one leaves one’s original home due to pressures such as displacement, war or famine, or pressures such as existential fear, a lack arises. Often this lack is not conscious because reason drives away all worries and fears. As the mind ensures that the gaze is optimistically directed towards the future, one can even generate enthusiasm for a new beginning.
Ground floor or high-rise: down to earth or up high?
There are people who prefer garden flats because they love being close to the earth. Whether this is to cultivate a garden, to arrive at home – at their destination – without having to overcome height differences, or to be sure that the children won’t climb over the balcony railing or might even fall off. There are also people for whom things cannot go up high enough – neither in life nor in their living environment. They want to be sure of keeping an overview, being able to look far into the distance and nurturing the feeling to have made it further on the peaks of success than other competitors – even if in the process the grip on the ground and foundation are lost more and more as the distance to the ground level increases and the air to the top becomes thinner and thinner. The height of a building and the altitude of the external environment – such as that of a house or building – is also a form of balancing one’s inner attitude. The stronger the contradiction between the type of house structure and the knowledge of the body, the more strained life is, because the anatomy of the human body and the structure of a house are both always striving for balance. This process consumes energy and might not always be conscious and transparent – because we are not used to asking ourselves the questions: What suits me best? And: Am I willing to change my life accordingly?
Real estate, immobility and mobility
According to the Brockhaus Encyclopaedia, to be immobile means to be “immovable” and immovable property is defined as “immovable things, real estate, land and rights equivalent to real estate (e.g. the heritable building right)”. To be mobile, i.e. to be on the move with a means of transport, means mobility, travel and the will to discover. The more mobile a person is, the more real estate is needed to be able to arrive at a home at all times and in all favourite places. It becomes obvious that very mobile people must have a great affinity for hotels and for owning real estate – both professionally and privately. Large international corporations and hotel chains often maintain properties in various places around the world, which are selected according to location criteria that are as identical and suitable as possible. People with a very special favourite place or the desire to remain loyal to their original homeland are sedentary and at most temporarily mobile, while people who are always mobile and, on the move, do not have a specific home, feel comfortable everywhere and are perhaps still searching for their inner home and true origins. The less authentically one leads their life, the more one’s personality is defined by external, material values. Furthermore, an international lifestyle is cultivated, which often goes hand in hand with a love of shiny treasures such as cars, diamonds and yachts or in the form of luxury flats in glass skyscrapers. Proximity to water also often plays an important role, because the water content of the earth is 71% and that of humans is, on average, 70%. This almost identical water share of earth and man provides for balance: if the connection to the original homeland is missing, man seeks, often subconsciously, the proximity to water – because life is about balance, a sustainable relationship between man and nature and about feeling connected.
Connection – seeing and living common ground
Archiveda® makes connection possible. It stands for the security of knowing that everything simply fits. The observation starts from the human being and is based on sensory perception. The findings from the inner and outer energy states make it possible to locate differences and connections consciously and unconsciously. Instinctive and cognitive processes as well as geographical, cultural and social imprints can thus be understood and shaped. Patterns of action become visible and conscious.
Figure 1. Illustration: Archiveda®, © Dr. Ines Klemm 2018
The Archiveda® principle applies to all senses and can be applied to all areas of life. Colour has a special significance because the sense of sight is the most important for survival and controls up to 90 percent of all conscious and unconscious decisions. Each colour has a specific wavelength and therefore reaches a very specific area in our body. This always remains the same due to the physical properties – like the order of the colours of the rainbow. Which resonance is generated and where colour blockades are is individual due to personal experiences, adventures and history. This results in uniqueness. The process of simultaneously visualising the inner and outer “colour states” and energy levels is always the same and forms the basis of the scientifically-sound Archiveda®-principle.
Latrace – Colour. Wellbeing. Design.
Latrace connects. Latrace – THE TRACE: “Series, succession of imprints or impressions left in the ground by someone, something, during locomotion” (Duden).
The work of Latrace is scientifically sound and practice-oriented. We accompany new construction and conversion projects and change processes of all types and sizes. The connection between well-being for people and the environment is always in focus. Companies and private individuals in various countries value our expertise in coaching, consulting and spatial planning in particular because it is demonstrably value-preserving, value-enhancing and reliable, and leads in logical steps to greater success, fulfilment and self-realisation for the clients. Latrace’s particular expertise is working with colour in the context of energy regulation and data storage. Latrace determines the appropriate colours for values, messages and emotions. We translate these into work processes, logos and spaces. The assignment principle for this is based on the Archiveda® principle developed by Dr. Ines Klemm. Archiveda® is scientifically based and combines the ancient Asian philosophy of harmony, well-being and energy with contemporary Western design and craftsmanship based on the logic of conscious and unconscious sensory perception. Colour, energy and wellbeing are thereby related to people and the environment in a holistic and harmonious way. This results in coaching approaches, company strategies and feel-good spaces that are colour-intensive and holistic and precisely follow the needs of our clients, as well as reducing stressors and promoting preventive health for people, brands and spaces.
10 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie
11 https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Tektonik, 28.12.2021, 09.37 Uhr
12 Duden Band 5, Duden Fremdwörterbuch, 7., neu bearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Hrsg.: Dudenredaktion auf der Grundlage der neuen amtlichen Rechtschreibung. Dudenverlag. Mannheim, Leipzig, Wien, Zürich. 2001
13 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie in vierundzwanzig Bänden, Achter Band FRU – GOS, S. 319
14 https://brockhaus.de/search/?t=enzy&q=Geotektonik, 29.12.2021, 19.26 Uhr