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" The house is the foundation of all culture emerging like a plant in the heart of the maternal landscape and deepening again the bond of man's soul to the earth. "

Oswald Spengler

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Promontory Point Hillside Pavilion, by Michael G. Imber

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Promontory Point Hillside Pavilion
by Michael G. Imber

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Walker Residence
by Michael G. Imber

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Walker Residence, by Michael G. Imber

" Situated on a hill just north of San Antonio, the Walker Residence was designed for a young bachelor on three principles: efficiency, view, and privacy.

Given two lots of a new subdivision overlooking the sheltered hills of Camp Bullis, the 4300 square foot house was designed to maximize views and to minimize exposure. A minimal footprint preserves as much of the natural landscape of the property as possible, while its compacted plan and form affords commodity of construction. "

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Promontory Point Hillside Pavilion, Capital Detail

by Michael G. Imber

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Promontory Point Hill Residence, Entablature Detail

by Michael G. Imber

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Trellis, Rancho Das Vidas

by Michael G. Imber

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Creel House by Eric Watson

" This small house celebrates " dwelling " in its most refreshing and lively way. Its guest quarters above the garages are not only offering the comfort of shade and cool breezes, but articulate with elegant lightness the relationship between exterior and interior, between the landscape, the horizon and the intimacy of home. Its materials and traditional construction details are referring consistently to French Creole architecture, not only for reasons of memory and cultural continuity, but also for the very reason of typological appropriateness for climatical comfort and building excellence. "

" Architecture may employ technology and it may be implicated with social and economic parameters; architects may read philosophy and novels and some may even be fascinated with fractal geometries and Boolean cubes, all of this normal and human.

But architecture is not made out of these things. Buildings can only be made out of other buildings. Architecture shapes itself. Its forms can no more exist outside architecture than the form of a sonata can exist outside of music. "

Demetri Porphyrios

" Classical Architecture " ( Andreas Papadakis Publisher )

House Portugal in Bosquet

House Lichtenstein, Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal
by Jose Franqueira Baganha ( 1992 )