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Poetry and architecture


oetry and architecture are more than the sum of its parts. They create a meaning and an experience. Poetry in architecture works by locating and positioning in the physical and also emotional and cultural space. It allows encounters, projections, experiences, feelings, emotions …

With poetry we express an idea with very precise words that are placed to create harmony within the verse and verse, and thus to get excited. In architecture it is the same: measures and proportions are central; Accurate knowledge of the materials and techniques involved is required. Architecture is poetry when it is thought, studied and reflected and it excites those who experience it, live it or visit it.

It is simply creating harmony, transmitting beauty and influencing deeper emotional or spiritual levels.

The most powerful and subtle connection between poetry and architecture is related more to the structure. Appeals to the concept and emotion. They achieve their effects through spatial and temporal development, attention to detail and texture.

Poetry and architecture, particular spaces.

Bertín Osborne changed his Seville country house for a detached house in Madrid and until he did not live in La Florida he did not stop feeling caged and locked up. “A house is to blame. Blanca Big. Beautiful. A comfortable place, where there is no feeling of confinement.“. A home that induces encounters. “In our house in Seville you have to cross two courtyards to get to the bedroom, and now, our son comes in the morning in our room, gives us a good morning kiss and we all go downstairs to breakfast in our pajamas.“.

The beauty of nature guides our architecture. The hunting lodge Alojamiento cinegético El Barranco has been built as if it were a great viewpoint, where the large open porches and the façade descends to give rise to the pool that makes the horizon line with the mountains.

The holes in the facade of our house in the shape of a star frame each of the views of the landscape, introducing it into the daily life of the user. The light invades the space through tall windows of narrow dimensions and strategically oriented towards two of the waterfalls that exist in the eastern slope of the mountain.

One of the most rewarding things is to see how the architecture that has been thought, studied and reflected, excites those who experience it, live it or visit it. It produces sensations that do not leave you indifferent and that is largely thanks to the respect you have for the environment, getting an architecture in harmony with Mother Nature.

18 February, 2019|

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Otto Medem Arquitectura
Abrimos ventanas al paisaje, integrándonos en el entorno, arquitectura que emociona, desde el conjunto hasta el último detalle, a través de múltiples caminos y soluciones... en una alianza con la Naturaleza. We open windows to the landscape, in harmony with the enviroment, architecture than moves us, as a whole and with every single detail, through multiple paths and solutions, in alliance with Mother Nature.