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Unformatted text preview: s and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse. All quotes from Wilfried Wang in his
essay “Instances of Factual Architectures” in Construction, Intention, Detail (Zurich: Artemis, 1994). All images,
showing the evolution from design to
technical drawing, are of Haus Luzi in
Jenaz, Switzerland by Peter Zumthor.
These are taken from the book Spirit
of Nature: Wood Architecture Award
2006 (Helsinki: Rakennustieto Oy,
2007). Discussing materials and methods of construction in a lecture hall is only an introduction to the skin and bones of
architecture. Architecture and its materials are physical: they have weight, are warm or cool to the touch, are smooth
or rough, they catch the light in different ways, and have their own taste and smell. These aspects cannot be taught:
they must be experienced. Visit the Materials Collection to interact with different materials and products. Even though
the materials in the collection are “disembodied” from their intended location in a wall or roof, they still provide insight
into their intrinsi...
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