We believe in creating Architecture as a form of Fine Art where it thoughtfully embraces its site physically, ecologically and culturally with compelling sculptural content, form and materials. Modeled, chiseled and honed by our design team & digital sculptors, many Comet Studios projects represent explorations in content and form more typically found in the studios of fine Artists and Sculptors. In addition to the 3 dimensions and qualities offered by other forms of fine art, architecture offers a 4th dimension of livability we experience as we move around and through buildings & gardens, inside and out. This “stage set” quality of ever changing human drama embodied with dreams and experiences is perhaps the most unique and special quality that architecture has to offer as an art form.
Globally, humanity is evolving toward the indigenous Native belief and understanding that “nature is not inanimate, but imbued with one common life-force.” The living water, earth, air, mountains, trees, plants animals, man, etc. are all bound together in unbroken continuity, in an indivisible unity of both biological and spiritual ecology. Acknowledging a need to consciously support and nurture the delicate balance of global biological, energetic and spiritual ecology, Comet Studios only embraces project opportunities that are environmentally conscious, energy efficient, and cost effective regardless of project size and scope. We also strongly encourage and embrace principles of biodiversity and sustainability, whenever possible.
Considering ourselves “Dream Makers”, we strive to help our clients manifest their dreams and lifestyle goals. We believe that “the Dreams which accompany all human actions should be nurtured by the places in which people live and work”. To promote this possibility, we encourage our clients to develop and share their dreams and lifestyle goals with us as part of the process of programming every project. With this information, Comet Studios project team members endeavor to develop our clients’ programs into environmentally conscious and sustainable Architectural solutions that offer appropriate and exciting “stage sets” for our clients lives and lifestyles.
Sometimes our dreams spark the imagination with wonderful creativity that can then be translated into great Architecture, custom tailored to enhance our chosen lifestyle. The following poem shares such a dream as envisioned by a gifted poet:
Hermes Instructions to his Architect
It should have one door for each degree of a circle.
It should have more windows than walls,
but not all of them should look on lovely views,
One should look on Olympus,
another on Hades, one on the desert,
another on a forest path,
and at least one landscape
never seen nor mapped,
not even imagined.
It should be a house wherein to rest is to voyage.
It should be lit by sunrise in the kitchen,
sunset in the living room
and moonlight in the study.
The bedroom should be a deep mystery…
…Now, there’s the plans.
– An excerpt from a Poem written by Peter Herring
These philosophical considerations represent our first priorities when we consider and accept a commission.
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