“… when to dwell means merely that we take shelter in them” (Heidegger 100)
“What, then, does Bauen building, mean? The Old English and High German word for building, buan means to dwell. This signifies; to remain, to stay in place. The real meaning of the verb, bauen, namely, to dwell, has been lost to us” (Heidegger 100).
“When we speak of dwelling we usually think of an activity that man performs alongside many other activities. We work here and dwell there. We do not merely dwell – that would be virtual inactivity” (Heidegger 100).
“The old word bauen says that man is insofar as he dwells, this word bauen however also means at the same time to cherish and protect, to preserve and care for, specifically to till the soil,, to cultivate the vine. Such building only takes care – it tends the growth that ripens into its fruit of its own accord” (Heidegger 101).
“Here building, in contrast with cultivating,is a constructing. Both modes of building – building as cultivating, Latin colere, cultura, and building, that is dwelling as the raising up of edifices, aedifiare – are comprised within genuine building, that is, dwelling” (Heidegger 101).
“1) Building is really dwelling. 2) Dwelling is the manner in which mortals are on the earth. 3) Building as dwelling unfolds into the building that cultivates growing things and the building that erects buildings” (Heidegger 102).
“Gathering or assembly, by an ancient word of our language, is called ‘thing’. The bridge is a thing – and indeed, it is such as the gathering of the fourfold” (Heidegger 104).
“Things which, as locations, allow a site we now in anticipation call buildings. They are also called because they are made by a process of building construction. Of what sort this making – building – must be, however, we find out only after we have first given thought to the nature of those things which of themselves require building as the process by which they are made. These things are locations that allow a site for the fourfold, a site that in each case provides space” (Heidegger 105).
“Yet space is not something that faces man. It is neither an external object nor an inner experience” (Heidegger 106).
“Building puts up locations that make space and a site for the fourfold. From the simple oneness in which earth and sky, divinities and mortals belong together, building receives the directive for its erecting of locations” (Heidegger 107).
“For his cultivates the growing things of the earth and takes care of his increase. Cultivating and caring are a kind of building. But man not only cultivates what produces growth out of itself; he also builds in the sense of aedificare, by erecting things that cannot come into being and subsist by growing. Things that are built in this sense include not only buildings but all the works made by man’s hands and through his arrangements” (Heidegger 112).
“Building in the sense of the farmer’s cultivation of growing things, and of erecting edifices and works and the production of tools, is already a consequence of the nature of dwelling, but it is not its ground, let alone its grounding. This grounding must take place in a different building” (Heidegger 112).
Heidegger, Martin. Building, Dwelling, Thinking. 2000. 100-124. Print.