J A M E S W A L T E R
S C H I L D R O T H
JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH, ORGANIC ARCHITECT of MAINE
J A M E S S C H I L D R O T H A S S O C I A T E S, A R C H I T E C T S
Architecture inspired by my clients and the challenging sites on the coast of Maine since 1970.
The process of working with a creative architect in the design of your home may be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have in life.
"Organic Space shelters and defines but never limits or confines." JWS
The most important principle that Mr. Wright gave us all in Architecture, to my way of thinking, was his understanding of the concept of "Organic Space".
Space is far more than area or volume.
Space engages and involves the mind of the person that is having the experience. This involvement invites the mind of the person experiencing the architecture to be in relationship to the architecture by completing the space in the imagination.
Space never confines. Space is always in relation to the beyond.
Space allows the mind to complete, in imagination that which goes beyond.
Organic Space shelters and defines but never limits or confines.
Some of the so called organic shapes to my mind do not have this aspect of Space. They have curvilinear shapes that are called organic, but they are still boxes, because they confine and contain the same as a rectangular box. To be Organic, Architecture must have this quality of Organic Space. It must allow the mind of the person to freely play with the infinite just as it does in the out of doors in nature.
James Walter Schildroth, Architect
June 24, 1999
"... Organic architecture is the growth in space of an idea...
There will never be too many of the complete architect. He is the master of the elements: earth, air, fire, light and water. Space, motion and gravitation are his palette; the sun is his brush. His concern is the heart of humanity... "
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect 1949
"The reality of the building does not consist of the roof and the walls but rather the space within to be lived in" Lao-Tse’s 6th century philosophical insight:
When I design I don't do it from the outside by looking at the building but from the inside. I stand on the site where the house will be built and then as I work the design in my mind I let the house take form around me. I call this conceiving the building in space. JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH, ARCHITECT
JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH, ARCHITECT
P. O. Box 275 STUDIO at 6 Tyler Road
WISCASSET, MAINE 04578-0275
There is so much SPAM these days so if you are sending me an e-mail for the first time put something in the subject line like "organic" so I don't delete it with all the SPAM. I do want to hear from you. Thanks, James Schildroth.
Space as I have built it for my client. Living, Dining, Cooking and in the distance around to the right, Sleeping all in one Great Space. Also open above to an office area in the balcony. The glass wall on the left is south to welcome the sun and provide a relationship to the natural woodland view.