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“The space within became the reality of the building…”
Frank Lloyd Wright

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The creation of space is the most unique element of architecture, yet the hardest to capture in images.  It simply has to be experienced in real life, through movement.  This is why the art of procession and sequencing is so critical in architecture… and so pleasurable.

Although these images might fail to convey the spatial quality, they are an attempt.

There are also the “air” and space qualities provided by that most modern of materials, large plate glass, and, in Sedona, the relation to distant views— there are few places where capturing the view is so important for an architect.

Lastly, I have an abiding love for covered porches, for a glass house cannot compare to being in the open air:  to be able to feel the breeze, to hear running water, to smell the different plants, to enjoy the outdoors without being baked in the desert sun, to sit dry in a rainstorm and watch it’s changing manifestations are all the pleasures of good, sheltered outdoor living.

Charles Van Block   Architects, Inc.  -  2675 W Hwy 89a #1239  -  Sedona AZ 86336  - Tel: 928-607-6446 -  Email

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