I was reading the article in one of the Architecture Magazine online.
The photo of beautiful roof line caught my eyes as it intended.
I was slightly disappointed that there are no architectural plans or elevations at all.
However it had beautiful photograph of the house.
So I then start to find the concept/idea of the design.
But the article talked about the materials.
Material is important part in architecture in my opinion.
And it can be emphasised in their design.
However, i am slightly differ from how the article talked about the material.
The article describes the material itself.
As if it came out from product guide or manual.
The history and how they applied.
It is useful information for the reader.
However, if it is architecture we are talking about, if they wrote them for the architect profession, if it intended to be read by architect in architecture magazine, and if it is written by a professor, I would expect different contents in that article.
If an architect describe the material of their design, I would be interested in why and how.
Why that material was the best for the job or worst and how interesting to work with such material.
Maybe you could add what was challenge or how important in the overall design concept.
In that sense, the building would reflect the considerations and materiality rather than assembled by the builder.
I don’t think the meaning of materiality in architecture is not just expensive and beautiful itself thing in the building, but how and why that material affect/change/influence the whole project. And I was looking that sentence in the article.
However, the article made me ask question what is the material in architecture.
And made wonder what should I ask to myself when I choose a material in the project.
It seems a nice house though in the article.
And I hope the architect whoever designed have the materiality I am thinking in its design.