Place, Identity, Essence, Architecture
Contemporary architecture needs to solidify its role amongst the pressures of preservation. It is crucial to build reflective of our time, even within a historical area. Though the past should be appreciated, it cannot be revived. Architectural design should exhibit a successive evolution instead of white washing its progression. The essence of a place must be interpreted, distilling and capturing its characteristics while establishing a more authentic architecture of the present. Identity endures not in appearance but with the culture, tradition, technology and people of a particular time.
Ciccone, Danielle, "essen(ce)tially authentic: contemporary design within a historical context and the parameters of the “preserved”" (2013). Architecture Senior Theses. 166.
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