Travis Price – designing with metaphor

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Explaining how his design process starts, Travis Price describes encountering the view over a powerful river on the site of the Gelman-Salop residence and beginning to make sense of the pending design through his clients’ Jewishness. Of his design process, Price writes: “You start walking around, and feel a spirit or a piece of nature or a piece of a mythical metaphor. A gesture emerges to mind. It not only speaks to how a building is going to sit technically on the site, but how it is going to move you along on the site. How am I going to walk through it? How am I going to experience vistas and openness, commune with nature? How can it free my body and spirit, in a modern sense, as the Movement lens begins to make space.” (p.168)

Ref:  Travis Price (c2006)The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Architecture and the Spirit of Place. Earth Aware: San Rafael, CA

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