What do you enjoy most about residential architecture?
Greg Faulkner: Shelter is primal – the act of living is the experience that nourishes us and connects us to each other and our contexts. Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa describes it as: “The phenomenology of architecture is founded on verbs rather than nouns. The approaching of the house, not the facade; the act of entering, not the door; the act of looking out of the window, not the window itself; or the act of gathering around, rather than the hearth or the table as such, seem to trigger our strongest emotions.”
This is profound – it removes ‘what it looks like’ from the conversation and focuses our attention on what it feels like.