On the occasion of various thoughts on the enigmatic term of the word place (locus), and additionally on the complex existence of habitation in our lives, this research paper traces how these two terms of architecture coexist, through the perspective of Dimitris Fatouros. In this journey to finding the meaning of “locus habitare”, there will be made two different approaches both to architecture and to life. There is identified a direct correlation of the characteristics of architecture with the virtues that govern life.
Locus is closely related with presence. Actions, balances and imagination are analysed, which as a whole create the essential condition of locus, as well as the landscape, on second analysis. Through the multiple composition of locus and its mildness, there is habitation, a part of architecture that is identified with the meaning of “being”. Despite the fact that, habitation is identical to coexistence, it is noticed that its nature is simultaneously, purely reclusive. Through a poetic interpretation, habitation is likened to the right to a hedonistic freedom.
When all this is placed in time in the present, additional analyzes and disputes are emerging as for the maintainance of authenticity of the two terms. “Locus-locus habitare”, even when interpreted as a condition, is approached by thinking and there are imposed on it tendencies, uses and “roles”, through human existence. In an era with complex and contradictory recruits, locus-locus habitare keeps serving every project which is associated with its values. As a closing, the presence of mildmess is confirmed through two examples of architecture by Dimitris Fatouros and the various uses locus has to provide, “performing” in multiple actions each time.