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When structures are so beautiful, they have to be shown like these
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calkelley
Spry - how could you forget Charlotte's Web? 'Sometimes when somebody loves you Miracles somehow appear And there in the warp and the woof is the proof of it Charlotte's Web' One might say that literally her web spoke to those who saw it, tho one might also argue that a spider's web shows beauty and integrity in its very structural form...
And I believe most of the comments disagreeing with these ideas are not vitriolic or offensive, but merely expressing an alternative view. How can one believe that stimulating a discussion only involves those who espouse the same view? We understand that even in art, the negative space combines with what an artists has put on a canvas to form the balanced whole.

Your first picture is awe-inspiring - and dysfunctional in so many ways. I love it. I would probably buy it anyway just to enjoy the whole of nature and structure working together in such a bldg. - and probably not be able to see out of it soon because I couldn't reach the outside ceiling glass to clean and it all became caked and opaque.
But I also think it is an idea of inspiration and was wondering how to use it to make the most of my gorgeous views of the river and jungled lots and wildlife all around my FL home. And then I hit on it!
I have loved that Bali pavilion and wanted something like it on my dock. But couldn't figure out where and didn't want to lose the views from the house. What better way to embrace nature and the elements than a clear pavilion with great structural bones! I can sit under it during pouring rain.

Please all, move past the first few pictures. The Bali hut and the bare, raw wood pergola are other examples of Spry's central ideas about structure and form - and are green, inexpensive, and even a DYI project!

Tho I must disagree with sentence #3. Most home are built: to keep the harsh elements off its occupants, many with bars, tinned roofs, and packing material walls - for those lucky enough to have a roof over their heads. Perhaps those of us fortunate to go beyond that should remember this.
Love the discussion. All of it
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@calkelley - terrific comments - thank you.

Important reminder:
Most home are built: to keep the harsh elements off its occupants, many with bars, tinned roofs, and packing material walls - for those lucky enough to have a roof over their heads. Perhaps those of us fortunate to go beyond that should remember this.

My comment was directed at builder driven homes, to be quite honest.
   

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