In Praise of Lightness

Posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

“In Praise of Lightness”
in Lunch, Volume 1, Trespass
University of Virginia School of Architecture, 2006

Lightness is not just the absence of weight but carries a rich set of connotations about possibilities. Physically as well as metaphorically it suggests transparency, mobility, and change. It implies quickness of response, immediacy, and even intimacy. There is elegance in its minimalism and a sense of scale and ease of operation that connects it to both human action and natural process. It’s very essence seems to flaunt the physical laws of gravity, material density, and opacity…

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