AS (IF YOU WERE)
This is the most crucial point and the aspect that should establish a difference
with the way of planning architectural spaces
and places we have been using so far.
Make architecture as if you were nature yourself and were reconquering what was stolen from you,
what was extirpated from you, what was trampled,
burned, polluted and destroyed.
It is a completely different approach, isn’t it?
How much strength would you now use to tear down walls?
How much power would you use to break into a building employing flora?
Where would you like to be reborn from?
Where would you like to be?
What would you respect?
What would you destroy?
How would you behave?
How would you show yourself to others?
What things are truly relevant now?
What things have been dispensable up to this moment?
What things have been absent?
What message would you like to give us?
Make architecture as nature.
Make architecture as if you were nature yourself,
or rather as if you hadn’t forgotten
that you are nature.
I. OPEN THE RUINS. MATERIALIZE THE RUPTURE.
III. A WILD, ALMOST DESTRUCTIVE NATURE.
IV. CREATE INNER LANDSCAPES.
V. PALIMPSEST. THE TESTIMONY OF SCARS.
VI. WHEN SCRAPYARDS BECOME OUR
QUARRIES AND LANDFILLS OUR FORESTS.
VII. THE LEAST SOPHISTICATED ASPECT OF THE SOLUTION.
VIII. HONOUR HER (HONOUR NATURE).
IX. BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.
X. A STRUCTURE FOR HOMO LUDENS.
XI. TELL THE STORY.
XII. MAKE ARCHITECTURE AS (IF YOU WERE) NATURE.