Monday, July 30, 2012

A Sense of Place

There is a strength that this landscape possesses, that people can possess,
A strength and sensitivity.
It is that strength,
That toughness,
Together with a gentleness,
That is very important to me.

The clarity of light in Australia is phenomenal.
On a bright day, it is very clear light that separates the elements in a landscape.
In the northern hemisphere the light connects the elements;
Here the light separates...

I am interested in this legibility,
This transparency,
This particular kind of shadow,
The particular light we get here.
It informs me how to articulate structure and deal with a building as a response to this place.

by Glenn Murcutt

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