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SelgasCano: The Less Architecture the Better

SelgasCano: The Less Architecture the Better

In this interview with the Louisiana Channel, José Selgas of Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano discusses his design philosophy, emphasizing the importance of connecting a building with its surroundings through the use of color and light materials. “Every relation with architecture I’ve had was a relation with nature,” he says.

Selgas explains that he prefers using light materials because they are generally cheaper, more energy efficient and more respectful of the surrounding environment: “Lightness is related to economy, the lightest materials are always the cheapest. And lightness is very much related to transparency, to respecting the environment.”

Watch the full interview in the video above and check out our full coverage of SelgasCano’s projects here.

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Cite: Katie Watkins. "SelgasCano: The Less Architecture the Better" 16 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775511/selgascano-the-less-architecture-the-better/> ISSN 0719-8884

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