As architects, we work with fragments of memory, of experience, smell, atmosphere, dream, words, image, space. When we are making a project we come with this ‘baggage.’ We collectively share these fragments and sift through them to find what might be relevant to the task at hand, which is to add to the memory store of others in the future.
Like ruins, the unfinished quality of the fragment stirs the observer to imagine what the complete form might be or have been. Ruins draw us to imagining a future as much as the past. Architecture is a construct, which acts as host to the cacophony of sensations of everyday life...[+]