Some Place Like Home | IV
In author Toby Israel's interview with architectural critic Charles Jencks, he describes his need to be alone within his house, to have a place of retreat. He states,
"Also from my past is the deep subconscious valuing of privacy... Because that was my background, I assumed that you could be alone in a room and think things out. I have that in architecture and for myself. I have this little retreat in the woods nearby, you'll see...In a sense I've designed the ultimate scholar's retreat in the woods..."
The idea of "being alone in a room to think things out" strongly appeals to me. I also like the idea of having a private office out in the woods, though in reality, I'm not sure if that would end up feeling a little too isolated. Nonetheless, the idea is appealing and somewhat romantic.