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BEACH HOUSE

2016-2019, Caribbean

 

This little structure takes its inspiration from antiquity, playing with ideas to do with construction and decoration evoked by Vitruvius in his vision of ‘polite’ architecture developing out of vernacular principles, particularly roof construction(IV,1-2). However, instead of the ends of beams being fashioned like triglyphs on the supposition that these was derived from construction (as many have mis(?)-interpreted the ancient text to mean), we follow the cue of Etruscan architecture where the evidence of roof construction is more plentiful than for ancient Greece. In Etruria, in fact, many terracotta plaques have survived that once masked the ends of beams–and not one of them looks anything like a constructional feature, but rather display flora land mythological motifs, or even figural composition

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