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Wonder is our need today, not information

-Elia Kazan

…An envelope, a background for the life that goes on in and around it. A sensitive container for the rhythm of footsteps on the floor, for the concentration of work, for the silence of sleep. - Peter Zumthor

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SHAPING MAN’S SURROUNDINGS…

… ENTAILS A LOT MORE THAN SPATIAL, STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, CERTAINLY A LOT MORE THAN PONTIFICATIONS ABOUT MATTERS OF STYLE. OUR ORGANIC WELL-BEING IS DEPENDENT ON A WHOLESOME, SALUBRIOUS ENVIRONMENT. THEREFORE EXACTING ATTENTION HAS TO BE PAID TO OUR INTRICATE SENSORY WORLD. THIS IS PRIMARY IF OUR SURROUNDINGS ARE TO STIMULATE OUR ABUNDANT PERCEPTUAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND SPIRITUAL CAPACITIES, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ACCOMMODATING OUR PHYSIOLOGICAL NATURE AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS IN A DURABLE FASHION.

-Richard Neutra

 
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YOU MUST CALL ON THE LAWS OF NATURE, ASKING THE BRICK ’HOW HAPPY ARE YOU BRICK?’ AND YOU WILL FIND HE IS PRETTY UNHAPPY. SO IT IS KNOWING STONE. SO IT IS KNOWING CONCRETE

LOUIS KAHN

THE CHIEF BENEFIT OF THE HOUSE IS THAT IT SHELTERS DAYDREAMING. THE HOUSE PROTECTS THE DREAMER, THE HOUSE ALLOWS ONE TO DREAM IN PEACE… AN ARCHITECTURAL SPACE FRAMES, HALTS, STRENGTHENS AND FOCUSES OUR THOUGHTS AN PREVENTS THEM FROM GETTING LOST.  -GASTON BACHELARD

THE CHIEF BENEFIT OF THE HOUSE IS THAT IT SHELTERS DAYDREAMING. THE HOUSE PROTECTS THE DREAMER, THE HOUSE ALLOWS ONE TO DREAM IN PEACE… AN ARCHITECTURAL SPACE FRAMES, HALTS, STRENGTHENS AND FOCUSES OUR THOUGHTS AN PREVENTS THEM FROM GETTING LOST. -GASTON BACHELARD

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‘I CANNOT REMEMBER THE APPEARANCE OF THE DOOR TO MY GRANDFATHER’S FARMHOUSE IN MY EARLY CHILDHOOD, BUT I DO REMEMBER THE RESISTANCE OF ITS WEIGHT AND THE PATINA OF ITS WOOD SURFACE SCARRED BY DECADES OF USE. AND I RECALL EXPECIALLY VIVIDLY THE SCENT OF HOME THAT HIT MY FACE AS AN INVISIBLE WALL BEHIND THE DOOR’

JUHANI PALLASMAA