The Spiritual Practice of Architecture

Intro As far as I can remember as a kid I have wanted to be an architect. My first recollection of expressing such an interest was in grade 6, when we were asked to write an essay about the career we imagined for ourselves, as if we were describing a typical workday. Without hesitation I put down words visualizing a client coming into my office filled with dreams and on this blank piece of paper before me I began to transform their dreams into reality – there began my dream to become an architect.  Today I have made architecture my career and established my own architecture practice with my husband, Howard, who I met in architecture school. It’s been a long journey. I could not have predicted where this path would take me nonetheless I followed my bliss - sometimes passionately, sometimes arduously, sometimes optimistically, sometimes naively, at times disillusioned, frustrated or exh ...

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  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?
  • What can your Imagination tell you about yourself?

It has been so exciting to watch the online entries coming in from all over the world for the Journey into the Spaces of the Imagination!  Here are the travelers' impressions of each of the Spaces!   This guided Journey will take you through 10 different archetypal Spaces.  Want to find out what each of these archetypal Spaces symbolize?  Take the Journey!   If you have taken the Journey, share a bit about your impressions and what you have learned about yourself through the Spaces!  And don't forget to join the Spaces of the Imagination Facebook Group to connect with fellow travelers on the Journey and to get more insights as the Journey unfolds!    The Journey is yours to Discover!  ...

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Journey into the Spaces of the Imagination

Hi everyone! We're so excited to announce this fun little product we developed - It's a guided visualization journey in the format of a game, it can be ordered online and makes for a great gift or conversation piece! The Journey takes you through 10 different archetypal Spaces and is designed to free the Imagination and to access different aspects of ourselves. It can be used during the design process of a home to expand possibilities but can also be taken for personal expansion even if you don't have a specific project in mind. As a quick exercise, try closing your eyes and imagine that you are walking through a Forest. What kind of trees do you see? What time of day and season is it? What feeling does this Space evoke for you? Would you want to linger here, pass through or just leave quickly? The image that pops into your mind is unique to you. We can learn to interpret th ...

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For us the task of design is to reveal the potential of what is already there, making the site and the building become one, integrating the physical with the spiritual, the human with the natural. When we have achieved this balance, we know that our work is complete.

  Somewhere in the balancing between human intervention and nature, in the interplay between the physical built form and the pre-existing building site, emerges an elusive healing quality in architecture. The healing quality of spaces is not something that can be created; it something that is already present and is simply waiting to become manifest. For us the task of design is to reveal the potential of what is already there, making the site and the building become one, integrating the physical with the spiritual, the human with the natural. When we have achieved this balance, we know that our work is complete. ...

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