THE 'WALKING' ORDER
El orden "Walking" reivindica un funcionalismo de la columna a través de su conversión en elemento de paso... ya sea como ascensor o escalera a través de distintos niveles o funcionando como puerta de paso entre distintos ambientes...
"The third of the triad, the 'Walking' ('Walkin'" or 'Walk-in') Order is the most novel. Serviced columns and surface-decorated columns, while uncommon, are not entirely unknown. But we have to look very far afield, to sites like Angkor Thom, to find a prior version of the 'Walkin' Order, with a Podium that is also a 'Camera Lucida' - a room through which one can walk. Not only is a column of this sort entirely unkown in Western Architecture, but it also corresponds to the most important of the Vitruvian categories, the central one of Commoditas. This is the category most abused by
architecture. Which is to say that 20C
'Functionalist Planning' is the practice that both seeks to descend from it yet
most travesties its genealogy."