Architecture Page 5

Whether you think "architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness," like Frank Gehry, or that "architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all," like Harry Seidler, advances in materials and design continue to expand the architect's play book with buildings that reach for the skies and connect us to the earth.

Why live in a house of straw?

When I built a straw-bale house not too long ago, people laughingly recalled the tale of the three pigs at every opportunity.​ But now we straw dwellers know better, and given that there are no wolves at our doors, there are many good reasons to build with straw.​

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