essen(ce)tially authentic: contemporary design within a historical context and the parameters of the “preserved”
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”" (2012). Architecture Thesis Prep. 189.
Syracuse University School of Architecture submission
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Advisors: Arthur McDonald / Bruce Abbey