SHED   10 . 04 . 2019  Existing 100 year old shed, cut and sprayed with marble dust and acrylic.      “Non-referential buildings are entities that are themselves meaningful and sense-making and, as such, no less the embodiment of society than buildings were in the past when they were the bearers of common social ideals.” - Valerio Olgiati, Non Referential Architecture    You are walking this line in the landscape, to your right resides a nurtured plot with manicured turf and wildflowers confined by mulch and brick. To your left the grass grows high and unkept, wildflowers land in the breeze. To your right a house of nostalgic symmetry and painted shingles. To your left a collage of planes, maybe a wall, maybe nothing. To your right the landscape is objectified with comfort and acceptance, to your left uncertainty and vulnerability. A few steps ahead one finds a shed that only the landscape remembers.    might mean nothing   might mean everything   invisible until found   abstract until objectified   a moment of utility   confined by the landscape   revealed through wonder   a path was made   no longer a shed

SHED

10 . 04 . 2019

Existing 100 year old shed, cut and sprayed with marble dust and acrylic.

“Non-referential buildings are entities that are themselves meaningful and sense-making and, as such, no less the embodiment of society than buildings were in the past when they were the bearers of common social ideals.”
- Valerio Olgiati, Non Referential Architecture


You are walking this line in the landscape, to your right resides a nurtured plot with manicured turf and wildflowers confined by mulch and brick. To your left the grass grows high and unkept, wildflowers land in the breeze. To your right a house of nostalgic symmetry and painted shingles. To your left a collage of planes, maybe a wall, maybe nothing. To your right the landscape is objectified with comfort and acceptance, to your left uncertainty and vulnerability. A few steps ahead one finds a shed that only the landscape remembers.

might mean nothing
might mean everything
invisible until found
abstract until objectified
a moment of utility
confined by the landscape
revealed through wonder
a path was made
no longer a shed

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