Building of the first architecture meant taking over the creation of the world we chose for dwelling, as Mircea Eliade said. This first architecture was imago mundi – the image of the world, Cosmos; Dur-an-ki – the bond of Heaven and Earth, as numerous Babylon temples were called. In those ancient times, the world was divided into Cosmos: the ordered, known world which was in harmony with nature and the gods who represented it, and Chaos: the ‘chaotic world’, unknown space populated by apparitions, demons, and ‘aliens’. Building symbolically transformed Chaos into Cosmos by ritual repetition of cosmogony.
 Mircea Eliade: The Sacred and the Profane