Part of the Sensing Spaces exhibition I wrote about yesterday was a little movie featuring interviews with all the architects, including Pezo Von Ellrichshausen. Their segment of the film included footage of a house that made me feel all flustery.
If you'd let me, I would move into Casa Poli in the blink of an eye. It is my dream house. High above the ocean, build out of concrete and glass, it still blends perfectly with the nature that surrounds it. From the outside, you see a grey cube. From the inside, you see the ocean, the sky, the cliff-face. There are different textures of light and shade all around you, and the many viewing angles make the stark structure come to life.
Seeing this building made me quite emotional, actually. If you gave me the space and the guts, this is exactly what I would want to build and exactly the kind of land I would want to build it onto. I am looking at this at a time when Marco and I have been trying to make our minds up about where we want to live and what kind of place would make us happy. I wish I could find a place that would give me the same sense of joy and serenity that looking at the below pictures gives me. I wish I could feel so in tune with myself that I could close my eyes and be sure in my mind about where this place is and how I can get to it.