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Interview with Geoffrey C. Warner of Alchemy Architects
Carolina Dayer, Ivan Rupnik, Jacob Mans
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Geoffrey C. Warner: You know the thing about building is that you are working with real materials. You can’t just draw it with a line, or represent it in a model, or capture it in a rendering. You have to think about what you’re going to build and what you’re going to build out of. You need to know where that material is coming from. In this way the process of building becomes a process of inquiry and wonder based on what is really out there. This process is incredibly multifaceted and at some point you kind of stop and ask yourself the question what you are building and why are you building out of this particular material? Over time you develop a kind of literacy with a particular set of materials, but you are also experimenting with those materials to understand their differences.

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