The Second Order

Our great ancestors once design (and then built) shelters with limited resources that they had that were defined by the need, the environment, and basically, the context of their time. 

Back then, there were not many things to base on while designing a shelter. The term survival is much familiar than desire. If the term desire is familiar, it is only in a limited kind. 

Based on their confined constraints, to say that the shelter that they have built for their need was wrong is a very hard thing to do.

Let's call the way they design and the way they refer to design the first order

Our ancestors' grandchildren (our great, grandparent) then theorize the way our great ancestors design their shelter. 

They design their buildings with the tangible (inherited) skills and intangible knowledge (paper), incorporate to some of their own methods for their new needs.

Today, the knowledge of designing a building is widely available in various forms:-

1. The knowledge that has been passed down

2. The building that has been built that is being seen and then interpreted

3. The knowledge that the scholars later research, think, and write (paper, books, reading material) about (or talk about)

It causes confusion as much as it was meant to seek for truth.

Let's assumed that the knowledge-based (derived from the first order) design has been (or almost) fully exploited. This entire phenomenon is called the second order.

What we are (or should be) building today is the third order:-

* Our design includes the assessment of the second order effect

* We deal a lot with the effects on effect.