Simplicity. An architectural manifesto.




A short musing on simplicity; illustrated with residential architecture.

Simplicity builds no more than necessary.
Simplicity makes room for living rather than things.
Simplicity is rational.
Simplicity values craft…
and material.
Simplicity rejects excess.
Simplicity invites reflection.
Simplicity appears effortless.
Simplicity is efficient.
Simplicity lends small gestures…
great importance.
Simplicity is assured…
and comfortable.
Simplicity welcomes light as an equal partner.
Simplicity connects us to place.
Simplicity is sustainable.
Simplicity is affordable…
and subtle.
Simplicity isn’t boring…
or unadorned.
Simplicity defers.
Simplicity evokes home…
and the complexity of life.
Simplicity says much with little.

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Please watch: “Be an Amateur (Architect)”

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13 Comments

  1. Vadim Kosarev
    March 24, 2015
    Reply

    nice one. Have you tried to add some music?

  2. Rick Evans
    March 23, 2016
    Reply

    beautiful.

  3. NONTHAT KHAN THEENGAMTHUAN
    April 30, 2016
    Reply

    thank a lot .your videos give me help me a lot in my study . im an interior architecture student

  4. Adam Yunker
    August 3, 2016
    Reply

    I wish more people knew about the value of simplicity. Most people I talk to just keep taking things rather than trying to simplify their life, but great video!

  5. Alejandro
    August 24, 2016
    Reply

    "Simplicity makes room for living rather for things" 👏🏽👏🏽
    Excellent video
    Have you heard about Alberto Campo Baeza? It's a great Spanish architect I would like to heard your thoughts about his work

  6. RMK
    February 19, 2017
    Reply

    Oh that feeling when you stumble onto a truely great YouTube channel.
    Thank you for this!

  7. Andrei Mureșan
    April 22, 2017
    Reply

    teach me your ways

  8. Thomas Filardo
    May 14, 2017
    Reply

    Love what you're doing. Thank you so much.

  9. Melo Boy
    July 20, 2017
    Reply

    As much a meditation as a manifesto.

  10. piyush shinde
    July 27, 2017
    Reply

    Thank you …U r my online guide ….

  11. 林俊傑
    September 5, 2017
    Reply

    Good opinion

  12. Gugguggug100
    September 23, 2017
    Reply

    Great video! (would be nice if the suggested videos came up later in the video, or right at the end).

  13. Niel Galang
    October 9, 2017
    Reply

    This is great

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