08 agosto 2007

getting poetic to design

so i cannot avoid getting poetic when designing a residence/house, even the technological orientation and fascination i get in architecture, i still believe single family houses are something different, simple, cozy and not-complicated spaces, as also, the great ones, the capables to catch and to trap the magical instants of its environment....

couple of paragraphs... first a... i dont know how to translate "proverbio NAZARI", proverb??:

"...To make a house,
you grab a fistfull of air
and u hold it with some walls..."

And second an interesting extract from Luis Barragan's Pritzker acceptance speech, he was da bomb! (hope we do this workshops at MexCity so i can show u guys Luis Barragan's house, amazing and magical):

"...publications devoted to architecture have banished from their pages the words Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, as well as the concepts of Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement . though I am fully aware that I have not done them complete justice in my work, they have never ceased to be my guiding lights..."

- Luis Barragan, 1980

sorry for getting poetic...

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