Monday, February 18

birds tend to land on buildings also

Last time I was in New Zealand (I've only been there once:) I did run into this cafe traveling towards north.
Good sandwiches, delicious. Beats all the vegemite sandwiches from the big Aussi neighbor. Not that I even ever came close to one, by all means... perhaps I'm just biased.
But looking at this adobe style construction, it reminds me of how buildings could be designed totally differently from the standard norm. (_Z take note)
More images tomorrow when I take some pictures of the cubical boring addition we just build. But there are some little surprises we sneaked in, you'll see!
Have a great Monday and a great start of the new week, with humor and affection.

11 comments:

_z. said...

I do respect the craftsmanship of this kind of architecture, but I am not a big fan of extreme organic forms. I mean I do appreciate Gaudi, his creations and his visions... but I can't say that this is architecture I would like to do.

Gary said...

...humour and affection. Nice!

When I was in Haida Gwaii last June (AKA Queen Charlotte Island), we entered a cafe in a remote forest, through the rib bones of a great whale. Windy path, then a hand-crafted wood building with the best cinammon buns and coffee...

Mirvat said...

it does remind me of Gaudi, good eye _z. as fascinating his vision was, i do understand what you mean.. it was too whimsical and unsymmetrical for my taste. I can't remember what the building with the skull shaped balconies was called but I found it to be utterly ridiculous. The roof of la pedrera painfully lacking order. Maybe it's my compulsion but I much prefer clean lines.

Zee said...

What about clean lines AND organic shapes Mirvat?
I think it is possible - I will prove it to you!

Zee said...

What the heck are you talking about Gary, buns?
Yumm!

Zee said...

ZouZouMan!
There has to be a marriage, definitely.
Could it be a marriage of Gaudi's Vienna building, Steiner's Goetheanum and Duchamp's chapel in the Alsace, sprinkled with the clear lines of early 20th century architecture.
Think creative.
Curves and lines!
Not one or the other: BOTH!!!!

lindsaylobe said...

NZ is most certainly an independent wonderful tiny country; its bigger neighbor has a sneaking admiration for not only their sportsman but the countries rugged individuality in culture including this perhaps this rather interesting creation. I look forward to more photos. Best wishes

susan said...

A couple of years ago I got very excited by the idea of having a rammed earth house but neither of us are good at much more construction than hanging pictures.. and I checked the cost for qualified earth rammers :-)
Oh well - but I do love Gothic and Gaudi too.

_z. said...

Perfect marriages are easily done zee. I can name many. but this is not that. I mean the examples you are naming do not do that. well this is my opinion anyway.

again, i don't deny the craftsmanship, and architectre is architecture no matter the shape or form. But as an artifact, it's just not my cup of tea.

_z. said...

by the way I don't know Duchamp church, and google didn't find it either...

marcel duchamp? the artist?

Ingrid said...

ok, I'm not even going to venture into an architectural discussion but I think this is such a fun building for on a property of one's own. Of course, when it comes to re-selling, I understand_Z's perspective..
Ingrid