Neutelings Riedijk: At Work: air & gravity

“Buildings need to be extricated from gravity. While the earth pulls everything towards it, the architect does his or her best to achieve the opposite. We feel that buildings should not make a show of the interplay of forces. They schould not arrogantly give the impression of being lighter than air, nor triumphanthly celebrate their victory over gravity with expressive columns. … we piece together sturdy buildings with smart though unadvertised constructions, gigantic cantilevers for example.”

[from Neutelings-Riedijk, At Work, 010, 2005]

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