“the work of art is a private matter for the artist. the house is not. the work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it. the house satisfies a requirement. the work of art is responsible to none; the house is responsible to everyone… the work of art is revolutionary; the house is conservative.” – adolf loos [1]

06/07/2011 § Leave a comment

cecilia puga, casa bahia azul – los villosa, chile (2002)

 

in 2050, the early 21st century will be known for an obsession with the monoply house.  when did our current stacked gabled house craze begin [2]?

that aside, i wouldn’t mind relaxing here.  could this be called soft brutalism?  its an odd cocktail of postmodern iconography and brutalist concrete aesthetic mixing well within the harsh yet soft picturesque coastal landscape.  cecilia puga’s casa bahia azul is truly captivating.

 

adolf loos is rolling in his grave.

a young hare

 

 

notes

[1]     adolf loos’ quote comes from the essay “baker’s loos and loos’s loss: architecting the body” by kim tanzer.  the essay can be found in center volume 9, regarding the proper.

[2]     a few examples immediately coming to mind:  vitrahaus by herzog and de meuron, inntel hotels by wam, and sou fujimoto’s stacked apartments.

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