Quasi Architecture Psuedo Landscapes | Smout Allen

Quasi Architecture Psuedo Landscapes | Smout Allen | 2009
Mark Smout and Laura Allen
Nostalgia and wonder permeate our collective perception of the urban and rural landscape that surrounds us. They trigger an emotive rather than analytic response and profound reverence for the complexity of nature.Architecture can be a generative agent for our sensitisation of the environment. As author and architect we provide the prescription of spaces and of spatial experiences, we control the porosity of architecture to the phenomena of nature; where light falls, when shadows play, if dust rises, and how materials colour. Modifying our environmental sensitivity exposes architecture’s ability to respond to and reflect the fundamental irrepressibility of nature, producing, in architectural space, a kaleidoscopic array of events by which architecture is propelled into life.