Thursday, September 10, 2009

Organic Architecture, by SARNO ARCHITETTI

Turn down your sound (unless you like Gloria Estefan) but do check out 4 minutes 16 seconds of often beautiful organic architecture by Italian architects Carlo and Carmine Sarno, who run the international Archittetura Organica organisation. (Head here to see the video in better proportions.)

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Blogger The Tomahawk Kid said...

Thanks for that - and a special thanks for the heads up to turn the music OFF, which would have made the viewing experience much less enjoyable

I dont know what organic architecture means, but I know that I like it.

Every piece of architecture you have posted (pretty much) are the styles that I like.

Speaking of which, What is that big private school on the Great South Road with interesting architecture - looks like it was designed in the 1960s. I didnt get a good look at it as I was driving past.

9/10/2009 09:17:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

"What is that big private school on the Great South Road with interesting architecture - looks like it was designed in the 1960s."

Dilworth?

"I dont know what organic architecture means, but I know that I like it." What's organic architecture? It's the opposite of those sterile boxes featured in what passes for architecture magazine.

As Carlo and Carmino put it, it's architecture that starts from within; architecture that's a grace rather than a disgrace to the landscape; architecture that's concerned with space and light and human delight rather than in fitting a style book or a straitjacket or in making a good magazine picture.

It's architecture that's intended primarily for living in, not just for looking at; architecture that's integrated with its occupants and its site; architecture that (as Frank Lloyd Wright put it), has style, but is not of a style: architecture that makes human life more natural and nature more humane.

Does that help? :-)

9/10/2009 09:52:00 am  

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