in Granville Island
-- amara der -- jin fan -- andrew kumar -- andrew nip -- jessica yu --
They work from a mentality that is close to
human; their products tell a story about
themes such as memories, nostalgia, re-use,
craftsmanship and nature.
ilk bottle lamp
Artificial Bonsai tree
#190 Ceiling Height Variety
#109 Long Thing House
A building in which the ceiling
The shape of a building has a great effect on the
heights are all the same is
relative degrees of privacy and overcrowding in
virtually incapable of making
it, and this in turn has a critical effect on people’s
comfort and well being.
#110 Main Entrance
The position of the main entrances controls the layout of the building. It controls
movement to and from the building, and all the other decisions about layout
flow from this decision. When the entrances are placed correctly, the layout of
the building unfolds naturally and simply.
#100 Pedestrian Street
The simple social intercourse created when people rub
shoulders in public is one of the most essential kinds of
social “glue” in society.
#127 Intimacy Gradient
In any building-house, office, public building, summer
cottage-people need a gradient of settings, which have
different degrees of intimacy.
Our experience of an architectual space is strongly
influenced by how we arrive in it.
#193 Half Open Wall
Rooms which are too closed prevent the natural flow of social occasions, and the
natural process of transition from one social moment to another. And rooms which
are too open will not support the differentiation of event which social life requires.
#192 Windows Overlooking Life
In each room, place the windows
in such a way that their total area
conforms roughly to the appropriate
figures for your region, and place them
in positions which give the best possible
views out over life: activities in streets,
quiet gardens, anything different from
the indoor scene.
#131 Flow through Rooms
The movement between rooms is as
important as the rooms themselves;
and its arrangement has as much
effect on social interaction in the
rooms, as the interiors of the rooms.
#112 Entrance Transition
The experience of entering a building influences the way
in which you feel inside the building. If the transition is too
abrupt, there is no feeling of arrival, and the inside of the
building fails to be an inner sanctum.
#170 Fruit Trees
The presence of orchards adds an
experience that has all but vanished from
cities-the experience of growth, harvest,
local sources of fresh food; walking down
#60 Accessible Green a city street, pulling an apple out of a tree,
People need green open places to go to; when they are and biting into it.
close they use them. But if the greens are more than three
minutes away, the distance overwhelms the need.
#165 Opening to the Street
The sigh of action is an incentive for action. When people can see into
spaces from the street their world is enlarged and made richer, there is more
understanding; and there is the possibility of communication, learning.
#205 Structure Follows Social Spaces
No building ever feels right to the people in it unless the physical spaces
(defined by columns, walls, and ceilings) are congruent with the social
space (defined by activities and human groups)
“By building the appropriate
team of freethinkers, the correct
questions are asked, and then
the answers proceed in the form
of a design concept.”
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