Wilfred Armster, Founder
Architecture – by Wilfred John Oskar Armster, AIA
You live in it, and you live around it. There is a sense of safety that good architecture can provide. The design, the forming of structure develops and fulfills a need for protection, and it is in a very real way, a fortress. Really good work, especially in a home, has the very distinct effect of having security dance very closely with excitement, with peace and being well. It is where we belong when we live as ourselves, for ourselves. A masterful house offers protection and excitement, using spaces and forms that evoke our imaginations, our emotions and passions that flavor our lives. Strong exterior forms, sculptural forms are the structure and sinew that we feel as a part of our protection. What these forms hold, what they contain are the spaces we live within. It is where we create, and the light that passes into and through these forms color and sustain our spirit. We are connected to the earth and the air of life when our spirits are touched.
The 20th century Wood, Steel and Glas team