“Silence, Time and Solitude”

“A powerful architectural experience silences all external noise;it focuses our attention on our very existence, and as with all art, it makes us aware of our fundamental solitude. (…) matter, space and time fuse into one singular elemental experience, the sense of being.”
Juhani Pallasmaa

Casa Rural, designed by RCR: Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes, Girona, Spain (photograph by Ana Patrícia Marcelo Pires)

Casa Rural, designed by RCR: Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes, Girona, Spain (photograph by Ana Patrícia Marcelo Pires)

PALLASMAA, Juhani – The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses. Chichester: Wiley, 2005