Te fit-Tazza & Richard England

The Maltese art studio Te fit-Tazza has collaborated with award winning architect Richard England to create 16 prints that celebrate England's work and his regional philosophy.

Richard England has always firmly believed that architecture must not only accommodate its functional aspects but, more so, it must enhance the spirit and elevate the soul of its users. He has often quoted Tennessee William’s words “I don’t want reality, I want magic”, stating that his philosophy is that the job of the architect is to make the ordinary extraordinary. Embracing a regional approach with specific reference to place, memory and the zeitgeist of the age, England’s inspiration stems from the rich millennial mnemonic layering of his native land; from the Neolithic, through the resplendent architecture of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries together with that of the ethnic vernacular typology.

The collection highlights distinct elements drawn from England’s vast body of works, all of which combine a local expression with a contemporary aesthetic; a fusion that has become the hallmark of England’s unique architectural vision.

Available from Souvenirs That Don’t Suck, 108, Triq Manwel Dimech, Sliema and online: http://www.tefittazza.com/richard-england-exhibition/

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