As fledgling architects we were taught to pay attention to the details. We were taught that a successful building could often be 'read' through its details and that we could take a macro design concept and run it right through our design projects. I'm not talking about a slavish repetition of a motif or colour; in architectural design it could often be something much more subtle. Perhaps the concept would involve an attitude to the way the light entered a building or it would encompass utilising a family of materials in a consistent way. All of this would aim to achieve a cohesive voice that could be seen manifest in the smallest of details scaling up to the way, for example, the structure was organised.
With this architectural focus in mind I have been concentrating on and thinking about these tiny natural details and wondering how they will find their way into my work.
|Salix Caprea, April 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|