Friday, June 10, 2011

An extra day

[Architecture] is music in space, as it were a frozen music (Friedrich von Schelling)

The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value (Elizabeth Barber)

Architecture is music in space. I become quite excited by the lines, from, curves, reflections, angles that are used in buildings, both ancient and modern.

London is a melange of architectural music, with toppling glass building cascading in front of medieval landmarks. The creativity in the modern buildings delights me. The environment plays a role in their aesthetics, where reflection carry on an organic line, create a new landscape.

I like the idea of nature being included in architecture. Diarmuid Gavin creates the most wonderful landscapes juxtaposing nature with man-made structures. I really used to enjoy the TV programmes he did with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, called Inside Out.

Aesthetic and reflective – both call out to me…

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