House Monte do Carujo, Alvito, Portugal (2001)
by JosÚ Franqueira Baganha
(Photo by CornÚlio da Silva & Baganha, Lisbon)
"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.
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.
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."
"The Seven Lamps of Architecture"
Quinta do Corvo, Colares, Sintra (1988)
by JosÚ CornÚlio da Silva