Friday, 30 December 2011

Abraxas, Noisy le Grand

Noisy-Le-Grand, Les espaces d'Abraxas:

Sitting there, near the city, such a medieval fortress overlooking the area, Abraxas unveils its maze of winding, its majestueusité, her inner beauty, outer, when, strolling around the visitor entered the space a little more ....
There, in the middle of a meeting place, a stone staircase and ..... that accompany it, leave this place an ideal look and a sense of history to the city.

The 70 left in them flourish in Paris area of new towns more or less large, themselves grouped into common community, for example, the new town of Noisy-le-Grand integrated in Marne-la-Vallée.

Noisy-le-Grand, formerly a small village surrounded by fields, was built under the aegis of Modern Art, which at that time there was a more futuristic architecture.
As of today, with the construction of buildings that we all know today as the Towers in Dubai, Taiwan, and contemporary architecture that was born around daily before our eyes, to build buildings appear a Noisy some "prehistoric".
Times are changing, the architecture also allows it to build now more "frivolous", leaving more room for imagination, architecture and Boullée number of architects have worked loved. The physical and technical limits allow this passion, the materials also contribute a lot, something that, in times a little more remote would have been complex.

Architecture is placed where it should be, but this fort, the fortress impenetrable, inviolable what Abraxas, it must be said in passing that a building not Tagé! Carved large flights, which, in a willing, carved, painted, form a web of Doric columns interspersed with a multitude of windows, one by one mixed, in a gray / brown mixed, indicates that this strong grandiloquent happens to be a residential building ...

In a meandering stairways, nooks and crannies involved, bows, color, Ricardo Bofill wanted to give another view of the habitat, it also proves that another line a little more specific architecture, which evokes benchmarks, can be used to enhance the habitat, the people also, leaving a visual memory architecture all its own, very own !!... By far, by far, Abraxas throw from Bry still appears to be a monster stone is located at the top of a mountain ...

From its ancient usual vocabulary for achievement of 80 years, Ricardo Bofill accept this drama, the arc and the palace, to whole social housing the most mannered and expressive, but also the most dense and massive. Precast concrete near the pink-tinted sandstone, bright sun becomes very hard in bad weather and the nickname of "Alcatraz" takes its full meaning.


According to Ricardo Bofill

Définition of word Abraxas:

The central figure is a composite being comprising a torso and upper limbs of a man, dressed in a bust in antique armor, the arm being naked. The head is that of a cock, straight bill and lifted to the sky, turned to the right or left. The lower limbs consist of two snakes curled up. The monster takes two objects, a buckler in the right hand and a whip or flagellum in the sinister, sometimes replaced by a stick. This curious figure has several symbols of nature "mythicodivine" the value of initiation could not escape the Templars.

First the two additional symbols that are the rooster - which replaces the eagle in this case - and the snake. Symbol of wisdom and vigilance, the cock, for his song, dispels the darkness and allows the sun to rise and shine. He embodies the initiate is reborn after the death of initiation of the night in the light of a new life and cleansed of all defilements.
The snake, the incarnation of terrestrial and chthonic forces, symbolized by the telluric energy necessary to the process of rebirth, new life enhanced by the knowledge that comes from the Good, the heads of snakes looking to the sky, the universe of the Spirit perfect. Driven by its journals, the snake is the sign of the perpetual motion of the original and eternal succession of cycles.

The armor in ancient indicates the need to fight to acquire the knowledge and wisdom that are never given but conquered. The shield, which often IAW Greek letters, iota, alpha, omega, is the sign of the protection of the initiate in his quest for knowledge and wisdom, and the whip or the stick is that of power.
The Abraxas Panthea used by the Temple, usually almost exclusively by the master and senior officials, is often accompanied by the three Greek letters, which are then placed on the shield but not on the field of the seal, and seven stars representing the seven letters of the word Abraxas. The highlight is always the same, +: SECRETVM: TEMPLE:
inscription that speaks for itself.

The Abraxas Panthea:
Magic and sacred Abraxas is Gnosis in Greek, the name of the god of the year. Its origin comes from the first seven letters of the name of God in Hebrew, and refers to the seven planets, seven archangels, the seven sins, the seven days, etc.. Decomposed according to the Greek numbering system, then added, the seven letters of the word gives the number of the annual cycle, or 365.
It is the symbol of all of Creation, the cosmos and the knowledge (gnosis).
According to St. Jerome, Abraxas would correspond to the number of hidden mystical and Mithra, the sum of the letters in Greek (MEIOPAE), also gives 365.

The Abraxas is in the form of intaglios (engraved gems recessed) or gem is mounted in a ring, worn by the Gnostic Christians, and by teachers who used the temple as often against-seal, is used seals. These stones date back to the II century AD. BC, lived at a time when the famous philosopher gnostic Basilides of Alexandria, whose doctrine attempted to synthesize the common Christian, Egyptian, Mithraic, Greek and Celtic, and some data from this doctrine that find themselves in the Temple.

The latter used the period from Abraxas Hugues de Payens, who inherited the family of the Counts of Champagne who reactivated for use. For the use of Abraxas was by no means the exclusive preserve of the Templars. Its use was constant throughout the Middle Ages and widespread in corporations, including those of master builders and masons, the bourgeoisie and the nobility.

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