Amos Wood | textures

28 Jan 2014 Amos Wood | textures

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What role does texture play in architecture? Encyclopedia Britannica has this to say:

Texture plays a dual role in architecture: it expresses something of the quality of materials, and it gives a particular quality to light. Although one absorbs both qualities simultaneously by eye, the first has tactile, the second visual associations.

The Amos Wood project is a great example of the use of texture. Mixed mediums create warmth and a sense of space in an unlikely urban environment, where row houses fight for space with the sidewalks and trees. Two spacious second story decks afford private views of the street and the backyard. The original chimney bricks would almost contradict the clean new white walls. Except that they don’t. Instead they provide visual warmth with their rich hues and charred bits.

This project is nearing conclusion. Stay tuned for final photos.