The Study about Nature

“It is impossible to create architectural imagery without a profound knowledge of nature: the Poetry of architecture lies in natural effects. That is what makes architecture an art and that art sublime. Architectural imagery is created when a project has a specific character which generates the required impact.”

Architecture, Essay on Art, Étienne-Louis Boullée




“Let us consider an object. Our first reaction is, of course, the result of how object affects us. And what I call the character is the effect of the object which makes some kind of impression on us. To give a building character is to make judicial use of every means of producing no other sensations than those related to the subject.”

Étienne-Louis Boullée



Photography: Olivera Savic

Hallstatt, Österreich