Absence : Ando

Architecture is usually defined by the presence of conditions– the conditions, for example, of the bounding walls, the prescribed function and circulation of the space.

This, however, is challenged by the architecture of Tadao Ando which is defined by the conditions of absence. In this particular building he creates a void which takes the shape that resembles a cross, a religious person might see a cross but a non religious person might see it as just a opening in the wall. So he uses negation in the space to give meaning to it and only exists in the presence of light.

inspiration : color

I went to the mountains to get inspired.

Despite of being a designer, I and colors don’t seem to get along. It is extremely difficult to decide what color palette would suit the project, I am guilty of always ending up with white and greys. I am comfortable with them.

I am re-decorating a friend’s room in a couple of weeks from now. I was in the Himalayas when I got this job. I certainly took the opportunity to get inspired by all the natural shared of blues that I witnessed.

Nature truly is the answer.

PS. I shall share the photos of the room soon. (once it is done!)