“the best form always already exists and no one should be afraid of making use of it, even if its elements derive from someone else’s work. we have enough original genius. let’s repeat ourselves ad infinitum.” – adolf loos [1]

06/07/2011 § 4 Comments

photos taken by cristobal palma: smiljan radic, casa pite – papudo, chile (2006)

 

i’m not familiar with the current weather conditions of chile, but this vicious texas drought has me looking towards distant coastal lands.  it must be cool in chile, right?  few similarities between these two places immediately jump to mind; the one highlight being the odd similarity between their flags [2].  coincidence?

casa pite by smiljan radic looks neither like a house nor like the remnants of an ancient statuary atelier.  but it could be both.  viewed from a distance the constellation of stones on the roof confound the mind in a way similar to viewing the more abstract compositions of nazca lines.

the theme today is coastal chilean houses viewed as objects, barnacles suctioned to the shoreline.  two houses.  vastly different relationships to the land.  both kind of appealing.

 

night swimming between two minds

a young hare

 

 

notes

[1]     today’s title comes from kim tanzer’s essay, “baker’s loos and loos’s loss: architecting the body” in center volume 9 – regarding the proper.

[2]     in the northern hemisphere exhibit a: texas state flag.  and in the southern hemisphere exhibit b:  chilean national flag.

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