The other night, we had long chats in our friend's living room - on architecture. on Naoshima. Seto Inland Sea. Miranda talked about the piece of architecture that touched her to tears.
Yes. heart-beat, teary-eyes sensation
SANAA you are too ging, we love you! lol
Just like reading "JA" and El Croquis on Japan architecture, makes your heart beat. Frankly, I am not big big fans of architecture. Before ET and Seto Inland, (and I am not lying, if you know me, I must have somehow said it to you before) - I often feel like -"I have never seen a piece of architecture that TOUCHED me") -
"Which is your favouite building?" "Who's your favourite architect?"
I always see many famous building being famous only because, they marked some turning point in the history of architecture... and to people without architectural education - because they are irregular, they are pretty? Or because they used titanium to make a light floor that is removable but never removed in its lifespan?
But! the small primary schools in Japan, simple marine port... white residents stuck in the middle of dense urban scape...so intelligent, so smart - never ceased to tempt you to inhabit the space, like a string pulling you! that is attraction.
The serenity, connection between interior and exterior, calmness, lightness... subtle undulating concrete ground.... it's a very zen feeling, like a perfect space for yoga.
If there's one reason I am still studying architecture, I must be inflamed and inspired by Japan, as if there's still some hope shining through the tiny tiny cracks on the ground. We do sometimes ponder on tutors preference. But think about it, this is my probably my last architectural project in life, and I will do I what I like. I come here not to study somebody else's taste and preference! : )
Hello my linguist, artist, musician, sociologist.. or-whatever-other-professions-friends - why not treat your eyes a delicious trip to a Page One or the library - let your mind wander off the colourful pages - a magical box that contains the architects' years of struggles and innovations!