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Even the house in which he lives is a testament to his desire to get under the skin of Nature. Instead of a roof made of tiles or thatch, it has a wildflower meadow. “Sitting and looking at landscape is only ten percent of its pleasure - you may as well have it over the top of you,” he says.
Catherine Millner _ [Interview with Mark Merer]
It’s a wonderful thought that land art has finally made it into the world of architecture. Landscape Urbanism and sustainable thinking may have provided us with lavatious green roofs sinking under a weight of sedum, but there is something provocative about the sculptural integrity of Mark Merer’s landscaped house. Long live the landscaped house: Now if only I didn’t live in central London……
Merk Merer
http://www.markmerer.com/

It’s a wonderful thought that land art has finally made it into the world of architecture. Landscape Urbanism and sustainable thinking may have provided us with lavatious green roofs sinking under a weight of sedum, but there is something provocative about the sculptural integrity of Mark Merer’s landscaped house. Long live the landscaped house: Now if only I didn’t live in central London……

Merk Merer

http://www.markmerer.com/

Architecture is a pile of our world’s history, and creating new architecture is adding on to this pile.
Shuichiro Yoshida Architects
 
The most elegant solutions can often stem from the most pragmatic briefs. If it is possible to design and construct public washrooms of such refinement imagine the wonderful houses, musuems and courtrooms waiting to be released from within the depths of Shuichiro Yoshida’s mind?
Shuichiro Yoshida
http://homepage3.nifty.com/shuichiroyoshida/

The most elegant solutions can often stem from the most pragmatic briefs. If it is possible to design and construct public washrooms of such refinement imagine the wonderful houses, musuems and courtrooms waiting to be released from within the depths of Shuichiro Yoshida’s mind?

Shuichiro Yoshida

http://homepage3.nifty.com/shuichiroyoshida/

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper.

Alvar Aalto

[1978]

 
Why is built work all the more beautiful than a representational drawing? Trying to design this is [possibly] simple, trying to build it is [notably] difficult. We are not only talking about the pragmatic issues of construction, more discovering and maintaining the patronage and belief of an alturistic client.
Construction confirms great architect’s as the true avant-garde of the architectural world. We should be educated not how to imagine architecture but to realise it.
There is however an artist in every architect, and representation is at the centre of our the creative process. [Just don’t forget to build it or it my book it doesn’t count].
Baker House_Alvar Aalto

Why is built work all the more beautiful than a representational drawing? Trying to design this is [possibly] simple, trying to build it is [notably] difficult. We are not only talking about the pragmatic issues of construction, more discovering and maintaining the patronage and belief of an alturistic client.

Construction confirms great architect’s as the true avant-garde of the architectural world. We should be educated not how to imagine architecture but to realise it.

There is however an artist in every architect, and representation is at the centre of our the creative process. [Just don’t forget to build it or it my book it doesn’t count].

Baker House_Alvar Aalto

Probably our interest now is more how to organize ‘a program’ within a building - the layout of rooms and how people move inside … but also how to keep a relationship between the ‘program’ and the external form while allowing this to fit into the surroundings. In each project we have different requirments and the site is different, we simply try to find our way.
kazuyo-sejima_SANAA
 
The incredible link between an architect and their model. It really is this simple isn’t it?
kazuyo-sejima
http://www.sanaa.co.jp/

The incredible link between an architect and their model. It really is this simple isn’t it?

kazuyo-sejima

http://www.sanaa.co.jp/

1. The building should not resemble anyone else’s building, past or present, or any style that has developed since the Bronze Age.
2. Natural materials should be used on parts of the building that are visible, and at times plants should be incorporated in the building, so as to harmonize the building with nature
– Terunobu Fujimori
The little teahouse strides above the landscape. Is it fantastical, radical or historical, and just how long has it been sitting under the cherry blossom? This teahouse is a gift to the landscape and is a master-class in whimsical architecture.
Teahouse Tetsu_Terunobu Fujimori & Nobumichi Oshima
http://www.jia-hok.org/documents/fujimoriprofiel.pdf

The little teahouse strides above the landscape. Is it fantastical, radical or historical, and just how long has it been sitting under the cherry blossom? This teahouse is a gift to the landscape and is a master-class in whimsical architecture.

Teahouse Tetsu_Terunobu Fujimori & Nobumichi Oshima

http://www.jia-hok.org/documents/fujimoriprofiel.pdf

Even the house in which he lives is a testament to his desire to get under the skin of Nature. Instead of a roof made of tiles or thatch, it has a wildflower meadow. “Sitting and looking at landscape is only ten percent of its pleasure - you may as well have it over the top of you,” he says.
Catherine Millner _ [Interview with Mark Merer]
It’s a wonderful thought that land art has finally made it into the world of architecture. Landscape Urbanism and sustainable thinking may have provided us with lavatious green roofs sinking under a weight of sedum, but there is something provocative about the sculptural integrity of Mark Merer’s landscaped house. Long live the landscaped house: Now if only I didn’t live in central London……
Merk Merer
http://www.markmerer.com/

It’s a wonderful thought that land art has finally made it into the world of architecture. Landscape Urbanism and sustainable thinking may have provided us with lavatious green roofs sinking under a weight of sedum, but there is something provocative about the sculptural integrity of Mark Merer’s landscaped house. Long live the landscaped house: Now if only I didn’t live in central London……

Merk Merer

http://www.markmerer.com/

Architecture is a pile of our world’s history, and creating new architecture is adding on to this pile.
Shuichiro Yoshida Architects
 
The most elegant solutions can often stem from the most pragmatic briefs. If it is possible to design and construct public washrooms of such refinement imagine the wonderful houses, musuems and courtrooms waiting to be released from within the depths of Shuichiro Yoshida’s mind?
Shuichiro Yoshida
http://homepage3.nifty.com/shuichiroyoshida/

The most elegant solutions can often stem from the most pragmatic briefs. If it is possible to design and construct public washrooms of such refinement imagine the wonderful houses, musuems and courtrooms waiting to be released from within the depths of Shuichiro Yoshida’s mind?

Shuichiro Yoshida

http://homepage3.nifty.com/shuichiroyoshida/

God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper.

Alvar Aalto

[1978]

 
Why is built work all the more beautiful than a representational drawing? Trying to design this is [possibly] simple, trying to build it is [notably] difficult. We are not only talking about the pragmatic issues of construction, more discovering and maintaining the patronage and belief of an alturistic client.
Construction confirms great architect’s as the true avant-garde of the architectural world. We should be educated not how to imagine architecture but to realise it.
There is however an artist in every architect, and representation is at the centre of our the creative process. [Just don’t forget to build it or it my book it doesn’t count].
Baker House_Alvar Aalto

Why is built work all the more beautiful than a representational drawing? Trying to design this is [possibly] simple, trying to build it is [notably] difficult. We are not only talking about the pragmatic issues of construction, more discovering and maintaining the patronage and belief of an alturistic client.

Construction confirms great architect’s as the true avant-garde of the architectural world. We should be educated not how to imagine architecture but to realise it.

There is however an artist in every architect, and representation is at the centre of our the creative process. [Just don’t forget to build it or it my book it doesn’t count].

Baker House_Alvar Aalto

Probably our interest now is more how to organize ‘a program’ within a building - the layout of rooms and how people move inside … but also how to keep a relationship between the ‘program’ and the external form while allowing this to fit into the surroundings. In each project we have different requirments and the site is different, we simply try to find our way.
kazuyo-sejima_SANAA
 
The incredible link between an architect and their model. It really is this simple isn’t it?
kazuyo-sejima
http://www.sanaa.co.jp/

The incredible link between an architect and their model. It really is this simple isn’t it?

kazuyo-sejima

http://www.sanaa.co.jp/

1. The building should not resemble anyone else’s building, past or present, or any style that has developed since the Bronze Age.
2. Natural materials should be used on parts of the building that are visible, and at times plants should be incorporated in the building, so as to harmonize the building with nature
– Terunobu Fujimori
The little teahouse strides above the landscape. Is it fantastical, radical or historical, and just how long has it been sitting under the cherry blossom? This teahouse is a gift to the landscape and is a master-class in whimsical architecture.
Teahouse Tetsu_Terunobu Fujimori & Nobumichi Oshima
http://www.jia-hok.org/documents/fujimoriprofiel.pdf

The little teahouse strides above the landscape. Is it fantastical, radical or historical, and just how long has it been sitting under the cherry blossom? This teahouse is a gift to the landscape and is a master-class in whimsical architecture.

Teahouse Tetsu_Terunobu Fujimori & Nobumichi Oshima

http://www.jia-hok.org/documents/fujimoriprofiel.pdf

"Even the house in which he lives is a testament to his desire to get under the skin of Nature. Instead of a roof made of tiles or thatch, it has a wildflower meadow. “Sitting and looking at landscape is only ten percent of its pleasure - you may as well have it over the top of you,” he says."
"Architecture is a pile of our world’s history, and creating new architecture is adding on to this pile."
"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper."
"Probably our interest now is more how to organize ‘a program’ within a building - the layout of rooms and how people move inside … but also how to keep a relationship between the ‘program’ and the external form while allowing this to fit into the surroundings. In each project we have different requirments and the site is different, we simply try to find our way."
"1. The building should not resemble anyone else’s building, past or present, or any style that has developed since the Bronze Age.
2. Natural materials should be used on parts of the building that are visible, and at times plants should be incorporated in the building, so as to harmonize the building with nature"

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