Saturday, May 18, 2013

Red Door

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Roughness is the odd shape, the quick brush stroke, the irregular column size or spacing, the change in pattern at the corner – it is adjusting to conditions as they present themselves with meaning, but without ego or contrived deliberation.

Though it may look superficially flawed, especially with human perception accustomed to mass-produced regularity and perfection as a goal, an object with roughness is often more precise because it comes about from paying attention to what matters most, and letting go of what matters less. - Tom Kubala

“Things which have real life always have a certain ease, a morphological roughness. This is not an accidental property”  
Christopher Alexander, Book One, The Nature of Order, p. 210
“It is certainly noticeable that all great buildings do have various small irregularities in them, even though they often conform to approximate overall symmetries and configurations. By contrast, buildings which are perfectly regular seem dead.”
Christopher Alexander, Book One, The Nature of Order, p. 214
“The seemingly rough arrangement is more precise because it comes from a much more careful guarding of the essential centers of the design.”
Christopher Alexander, Book One, The Nature of Order, p. 211

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