Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The site of another thing set me off again. sakan. It's about care and ardour in the smallest detail; even just the intention of attention; the pledge and felicity to care. Feeling it to the point of distraction from construction itself, you know? This is easier in physical labour, which is why a sloppy job in something like carpentry just should not be tolerated. Make a thing like it was the last thing you would ever make; i know i had said 'first thing' when I first wrote this, but I think I mean 'make it like it was the last thing anyone would make' ; looking both with a rheumy wise and steady eye on the most considerate and beautifult things we have seen loved and learnt.
Meanwhile, this comforting and very pleasing pod isn't a flash in the pan; it's very aware. It's the work of the Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio, Kyoto. It's made of fibre-reinforced concrete (white cement+lightweight aggergate+glass fibre). The perforations were created by ataching styrofoam rings to the mould before applying the mix; later removed with mould when the concrete hardened. The proportions are similar to that of a hen's egg.
posted by Finny Forever at 3:40 PM