possibly mean that it was not a ideal dress for you. As Coco Chanel said: “Fashion goes out of fashion, style never.” From this sentence we conclude that this architecture must seek to be social without falling into banality and do something temporary with ephemeral functionality, that’s the difficulty of this way of projecting, but if it works successfully, it is very good and interesting. It is necessary to make a profoundly social architecture where functionality is a strong point of it, to serve as an envelope to an activity program, which serves people living in a certain way and have particular tastes. And do all this without making it a temporary thing, without providing the changes that the architecture should take. But beyond this way of projecting, there is the re-reading that can be done on this type of home, or any other, in order to create a new beginning. This form of re-projecting houses is as equally or more interesting than the previous form as there are more variables. Apart from all the baseline variables with which the original architect had during his/her creation process of the house, there is: the reinterpretation of what architect did and with the cultural and social change that has occurred in this context, both geographically and in private households. How can an architectural piece be improved when it already fits into the “dress” which was made by the family who inhabit the place without creating an entirely new one? We are facing a very difficult question and carrying out a tedious process. This process has taken a course in a way that proceeds the one you read throughout the book. A process that involves specific steps in order to find out how that dress really is, which is the most important factor in order to “re-tailor” the dress and be able to imagine how it would have been in an before, and how the dress has been “re-thought”. Today this is a very common action because of the changing economic and environmental consciousness that is taking place in the First World, the restoration is imposing itself as it has been in the UK for the last two decades.
Published on Oct 28, 2012