Weekly Photo Challenge – HOME IN THE COUNTRY
Welcome to our our home. Life in The Woods – “It costs me nothing for curtains, for I have no gazers to shut out but the sun and moon . . .” Henry David Thoreau
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Back in 1978 as a young student studying architecture at BC Institute of Technology I was inspired by Wrights concept of organic architecture. “The only answer to life today is to get back to the good ground,” he wrote in his classic book, The Natural House.
With my granddaughter creating cookie art The upper dormer
St. Fiacre – the patron saint of gardeners (and taxi drivers ), watches over us.
At the tender age of 21, with my Diploma of Building Technology and Natural House bible in hand, I went out to the country. “Go way out to the country, what you regard as too far,” Wright had advised . . . “ten times as far as you think you ought to go – and when others follow – move on.”
The largest windows are oriented south west for passive solar gain. A large alder tree lets sunlight penetrate to the interior during winter and leafs up to shade the building in summer.