Sound and Image for Lecture with Students at CSM London 

on sacred rhythm and cycles in architecture and nature. 

Rhythm and cycles
00:00 / 08:00

July 2, 2018

This is something I think about. 

How to make a space that is 'quiet'.  

A space that does not demand the senses. 

It instead puts the senses at ease, puts the mind at ease. 

A 'quiet space' is a 'felt' space, that allows for expansive growth of those that occupy it. Allows for creative thought / action to flow. It is a space that feels instinctively right, it settles the busy mind. This for me is a sacred space, the sacred of the everyday. For me 'quiet space' is achieved through many observations of site conditions, through the use of natural materials and through the way these materials are assembled together. 

I like the idea of creating a special window in a space, to observe the world from. A window where you can watch the day, I like to sit in such a window in the morning. Look at the trees, the birds in the garden, a place for contemplation. This idea of creating a very considered window for this purpose, made of natural materials, a...

June 1, 2017

We have recently been to Ethiopia and Kenya. Wonderful people, spaces and food. These images were taken in Lalibella, home of 14 rock cut churches. These churches were cut, starting from the 8th Century AD. Extraordinary spaces that one enters from passageways dug into deep narrow valleys that lead through small doorways, opening into sunken courtyards, with rarely a view of the whole form of the space that you are encountering.....

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