Poetry & Concrete

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, by Peter Zumthor - in Mechernich, Germany

“In order to design buildings with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction.”  

“To me, buildings can have a beautiful silence that I associate with attributes such as composure, self-evidence, durability, presence, and integrity, and with warmth and sensuousness as well; a building that is being itself, being a building, not representing anything, just being.”

 Peter Zumthor

http://vimeo.com/9851220 -> For better understanding of this piece click on the link. The video shows a reproduction of the real building process, with wooden sticks and chalk.

— 2 years ago with 16 notes
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