Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Architectural Concepts

Buckminster Fuller

- “I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper”

- Desire to improve humanities living conditions through means of environmental organisation

- Holistic solutions to waste elimination and pollution

- The opposite of nature is impossible, intentions to be unified with nature

- Ideals of ephemeralisation; "doing more and more with less and less until you can do everything with nothing"

- "The caterpillar reveals nothing about the butterfly"

Tom Kundig

- Contradictory objectives; open to environment, yet closed to create privacy

- References homes as primitive places

- Conspiring vectors; Reconciling value system of client with environment

-Open and closed spaces within houses

- Detail is important, interaction with building

-Architecture is the intersection between the rational and the poetic

-Ultimately architeture is cultural and social - it is shelter at its most basic human level... a deeply humanistic endeavour

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