The Hill House has been receiving a bit of press lately. Recently published by Brickworks in their industry magazine DesignPlace, you can read the full length article on line. Thank you to John Blowers from Brickworks for all the assistance he provided during selection and specification of the bricks and to Keith Cockburn for his exceptional craftsmanship.
I recently read an article which raised an interesting point that globalization can have a negative impact on cultural context. Many ‘starchitects’ (famous architects with rock star appeal) like Santiago Calatrava leave their mark on cities around the world, often without taking specific cultural cues from the city itself. This bridge, which is trademark Calatrava, is elegant, refined and structurally inspiring but where is it? (Hint: the city is famous for Eva Peron)