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“It has the monopoly on space. Architecture alone of the Arts can give space its full value.” (Geoffrey Scott) I couldn’t have chosen a better phrase to represent my vocation for this profession. SPACE is able to evoke the most profound feelings, make any human being feel small, and express…

Seems surprising that man, who inhabits nature, waited until the 15th Century to undertake profound studies into the proportions of man with regard to the world which surrounds us. There was of course curiosity in the past, but the subject was not explored fully until the Cinquecento. The erudites who…

It is very difficult to see the difference between these two concepts a priori, especially if you are not an architecture professional. We all get used to living in a house, bigger or smaller, newer or older, of varying height, but has anyone stopped to think about what is behind…

Le Corbusier referred to the “New House” (the new way of living in and experiencing a house) as the “Machine À Habiter” / “Machine for Living”, adapting this house for the industrial revolution which had been changing the world since the beginning of the 20th Century. From this moment on,…

In 1960’s New York, an unstoppable architectural movement bursts onto the scene, characterised by the simplicity of both its approaches and its forms and materials. This movement came to be known as minimalism. The origins of this style can be traced to Europe, and German architect Ludwig Mies Van Der…

This phrase was coined by the North American Architect Louis Sullivan, becoming one of the basic principles which defined the Bauhaus designs and much of modern architecture. It determined, therefore, the aesthetic of Contemporary Architecture. It is often mistakenly used to defend a total lack of aesthetic, while nothing could…