1995. 2 Building Memory


The historic strata of a millenary urban culture crops out everywhere, conditioning new constructions but also enriching them with their proximity and example. Such layers of memory are present in the Roman and medieval past of Extremadura’s capital or in the Islamic, Renaissance and Baroque superpositions of the city of Seville, but also reach the best of our own century in the Tarragona theater. Whether restoring the preexisting or building beside it, architecture performs an invaluable exercise on memory and respect...[+]

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