Alfred Caldwell | Canyon Houses, 1951 "In a process of teaching, this house type over a miniature canyon was developed for several steel framing possibilities, and for both concrete and timber framing structures. Such a series of similar developments - of which this canyon type sequence was only one - created a garden of structures, biologic in nature.
For nature is structure.
Nature is not a shape; it is not a sentiment; it is not a prerogative.
Nature is ultimate reality.
Nature is that which must be.
Therefore nature is fate.
To see the world of architecture as the expression of structure is to be liberated from the trivial and incidental.
Every structure like nature - has its own innate law.
To demonstrate that was the purpose of the teaching.”