Fitting a building to its landscape is a vital part of design. Structures must be designed for their location, like trees they are a part of the landscape, not an overlay. In residential architecture the connection between land and building adjusts the way that home-dwellers can relate to the larger environment, and this can add greatly to quality of life if done well. A home should encourage people out into the wider living room of garden and sky –through beauty, comfort, convenience, even perhaps a concrete gnome if it’s capable of the job.
“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.” –Louis Kahn
“If the roof doesn’t leak the architect hasn’t been creative enough.” — At FKA, we have a strict policy of not believing all that Mr. Wright said.