“… even when everyone around you tells you that it is fine. You know, deep down inside you, when something is not good enough. And there is only one solution… go back to your drawing board and do it better!”
Sometimes, I have the feeling that Glenn Murcutt cursed me with this sentence. It would have been so easy to give up. So comfortable. So releasing. Let the clients allow to let me off the hook.
But it just doesn’t work.
And so sheets of trace paper are pilling, models are endlessly multiplying…
It must be that I am cursed!
Cursed with a curse so strong… but yet so fulfilling!
Thank you Glenn!
Most creative minds agree, that a superb solutions feature an amazing level of simplicity. They appear clear and logical. So logical, one might even wonder why it took it so long to come to that. Since it is so simple and obvious, it is only logical to expect, that one should be able to come up with it quite easily.
But path to that simplicity is usually not so straight forward one might expect.
During the creative process, House Z, its concept, its shape, its floor plan and placement,… went thru many phases before it evolved to the present state.
Thru the photo blog bellow, I’d like to share with you at least a part of this fantastic and enlightening journey, my clients and me traveled over the past year…
It was a hot summer evening on a seaside terrace, sun slipping behind the horizon and kids already asleep, when I noticed a beautifully layered scenery across the Piranese bay…
Just grabbed my sketchbook and draw a few quick-few-seconds sketches. Nothing fancy, but I just enjoyed drawing them and like the way they turned out.
I had visited England for the first time while I was still in secondary school. With two friends, we jumped on opportunity and went to a farm near Cambridge to pick up cucumbers. At the time, beside the fact, thaw we were not only young but very young!, we were coming from a communist country. Regardless of the fact, that we have lived in a unique “soft” capitalism which allowed us to go frequently abroad – mostly to nearby Austria (to buy coffee and Lego) and Italy (to buy jeans), traveling around has not been as common as today.
When, after almost a one day journey, we disembarked from the train at the huge and magnificent Victoria station, I was overwhelmed. I guess it was not only the size of the building whose roof seemed to embrace the sky itself. It…
Some charcoal sketches from the first week of GMMC 2011 in Riversdale (Australia, NSW)…
During the first day we have been wandering around the site, we have decided to name the places so that we would be able to talk about particular locations more easily. Easily memorable names such as “Kangaroo Hill”, “Wombat Hill”, “Boyd Mountain”, “Cuckoobara Hill”, “Mimosa Creek”,… quickly got adopted by other groups and even the tutors used them during their critics :)