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KATARXIS N░2

More Houses

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House Monte do Carujo, Alvito, Portugal (2001)
 
by JosÚ Franqueira Baganha
 
(Photo by CornÚlio da Silva & Baganha, Lisbon)

Building Houses

"Our God is a household God, as well as a heavenly one; He has an altar in every man's dwelling; let men look to it when they rend it lightly and pour out its ashes. It is not a question of mere ocular delight, it is no question of intellectual pride, or of cultivated and critical fancy, how, and with what aspect of durability and of completeness, the domestic buildings of a nation shall be raised.

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House in Northern Germany
 
by Heinrich Tessenow

It is one of those moral duties, not with more impunity to be neglected because the perception of them depends on a finely tuned and balanced conscientiousness, to build our dwellings with care, and patience, and fondness, and diligent completion, and with a view to their duration at least for such a period as, in the ordinary course of national revolutions, might be supposed likely to extend to the entire alteration of the direction of local interests.

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House in TND development (DPZ), Asheville, North Carolina
 
by Seth Harry Inc., Architects and Planners
 
(Photo by Seth Harry)

This at the least; but it would be better if, in every possible instance, men built their own houses on a scale commensurate rather with their condition at the commencement, than their attainments at the termination, of their wordly career; and built them to stand as long as human work at its strongest can be hoped to stand; recording to their children what they had been, and from what, if so it had been permitted them, they had risen. And when houses are thus built, we may have that true domestic architecture, the beginning of all other, which does not disdain to treat with respect and thoughtfulness the small habitation as well as the large, and which invests with the dignity of contented manhood the narrowness of worldly circumstances."
 
 
John Ruskin
 
"The Seven Lamps of Architecture"

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Quinta do Corvo, Colares, Sintra (1988)
 
by JosÚ CornÚlio da Silva

"The dwelling is not an object, a "machine Ó habiter": it is the Universe which man builds for himself imitating the examplary creation of the gods, the cosmogony.
 
Every construction and and every inauguration of a new house is like a new beginning, like a new life. And every beginning repeats this primordial beginning where the Universe emerged."
 
 
Mircea Eliade
 
"The Sacred and the Profane"

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ErtegŘn House, Bodrum, Turkey  (1973)
 
by Turgut Cansever
 
(Photo by Christopher Little)
 
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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Sa Pa´ssa de'n Casetes, Cases Noves, Sant Josep (Ibiza)
 
by Philippe Rotthier
 
(Photo by Philippe de Gobert)

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House in Windsor, Florida
 
by Duany & Plater-Zyberk
 
(Photo by Lucien Steil)

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Pickert Residence, Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, Florida (1996)
 
by Mike L. Waller
 
"The Charrette Design Group"

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 Villa Zegwaard, Netherlands
 
by Pim Hienkens
 
(Photo by Pim Hienkens)

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 Fuller Residence, Boca Grande, Florida
 
by Cooper Johnson Smith Architects Inc.

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House Monte do Carujo, Alvito, Portugal
 
by JosÚ Franqueira Baganha
 
(Photo by Da Silva & Baganha)

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Casa Allison, Rosemary Beach, Florida (2001)
 
by Mike L. Waller
 
"The Charrette Design Group"

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Farmlands, Lake Otesego, Cooperstown, New York (1999-2000)
 
by Fairfax & Sammons Architects, P.C.

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House near Sintra, Portugal
 
by JosÚ CornÚlio da Silva and JosÚ Franqueira Baganha