"The word "soul" is an immortal word. In certain poems it cannot be effaced, for it is a word born of our breath."
- - Gaston Bachelard, the Poetics of Space, p. xvi.
Architecture as Landscape
The natural landscape provides clues to our existence, to our sustainability, and our survival.
By humanizing Nature through art, we adorn her with jewels and song - we build skillful artifacts of this existence. We are temporary beings with the inner nature of a permanent soul - a soul who's function is to coalesce within the threshold of meaning, to transcend the physical. By mimicking patterns in the natural environment, patterns of growth and flow, and using the logic of ancient natural geometry, images are anthropomorphized as architectural shapes while spaces penetrate from the silent unknown source of creativity.
Architecture as Other
As such, I am developing a special process I call "geomimetic" design, which represents, or mimics, the processes and forces of the Earth, It is an umbrella phrase which encompasses the art of biomimicry, but on a larger, more universlal level. I grow an idea from the forces and process of the site, of the program, and of the beliefs of the clients themselves. The metaphysical structure is both poetic and violent attesting to the tension and compression of our inner nature and to the forces and processes of the earth.