urban, time, adaptation, identity, Lisbon, Portugal, library design, library
"I contend that the city is a deeply scored palimpsest that through specific natural, social, and cultural changes reveals its traces of permanence and temporality; therefore, to create in the urban realm is to respond to these vestiges of time through decoding and transformation, as if one was gently manipulating the genome of the city."
Fernandez, Tomas B., "Traces of Time: Urban Palimpsest and Transformations" (2001). Thesis Prep. Paper 154.
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