All creative process are an exercise in balancing the sense of will generated by the ego ('I want it to be like this'), with the recognition that we need also to 'allow' the building or garden to emerge of itself. The creative spark, the idea that sets the process of unfolding in motion, is filtered through the hands and experience of the craftsman builder. Then when we remain still and centred, something quite magical happens, the project begins to assert itself. 'I need to be in this shape, I need to take on this form'. The result is a collaboration between the maker and the made, and if the subtle voices are heard, then there becomes no difference between the two. The one becomes the other.
Hakaze-an, the 'Hermitage of the Breeze From A Wing' is beginning to reveal itself.
Project Manager/Designer: Robert Ketchell
Architectural Consultant: Andrew Broughton-Tompkins
Master Builder: Andrew Ninnis
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