Interpenetrate

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Interpenetrate

A decorative feature, such as a molding, that enters another element, such as a column, and reappears on the other side; it was commonly found in the Gothic Revival style.
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It's a powerful form of prayer that focuses intentions, uniting them with the energy that interpenetrates all things.
Smith (German, UC Irvine) traces a five-hundred year dialogue among (mostly) German theologians and philosophers about faith and reason, but specifically the way that either position interpenetrates the other and assumes some common ground--specifically Logos.
What this means, quite literally, is that the form of the building reaches out of the traditional spatial envelopes that tend to define urban development--setback lines, zoning envelopes, street corridors, and pedestrian walkways--and interpenetrates them, reorganizing the localized flow of people and energy.