Circle of Differentiated Poetics

written by Vera Grimmer

Peter Zumthor once wrote: To build houses like Kaurismäkimakes films – that’s what I would like to do. With Kaurismäki everything is important; he creates his movies by focusing on the characters he treats with utmost attention and love. They are not polished in a Hollywood-like manner; they do not represent something, but prove to be something in an inevitable daily struggle with their own or other people’s misfortune. Architecture can also be affirmed as a necessity, means of overcoming the daily life, or in Anna Heringer’s words: If the architect perceives the basic needs of humans again, trusts his intuition, develops the project on the model, then designs succeed more coherently again.