Architect of Beauty
I have always been fascinated by architecture, as both a feat of engineering and a tribute to our ability to mold the world into a space of our own choosing.
But it is when architecture incorporates beauty for beauty’s sake that my heart sings. When adornment and decoration are added, not for any practical or utilitarian purpose, but simply to bring joy and delight. To show us whimsy. To create a fusion of purpose and charm. To meld function with wonder. To create spaces that enfold us in enchantment.
I pass by this condominium complex each time I head downtown. And it was on my list of “things-I-must-photograph”. I finally took the time and made it the subject of my photo walk.
The geometry of triangles, squares, circles and rectangles. These elements interacting, forming compelling patterns. Sweeping curves. Abstract designs with a Southwestern twist. Stucco textures.
All “just because”. The building would stand without these adornments. It would harbor and protect; it would fulfill its purpose. And yet…
Unexpected beauty – such a gift. And so, I am thankful for our desire to incorporate small bits of splendour in our surroundings and daily lives.
Dedicated to the architects of beauty. In whatever form it takes.