Irresistible Decay – Ruins Reclaimed

Wherever buildings are broken by the explosion of bombs or artillery shells, by fire or structural collapse, their forms must be respected as an integrity, embodying a history that must not be denied. In their damaged states they suggest new forms of thought and comprehension, and suggest new conceptions of space that confirm the potential of the human to integrate itself, to be whole and free outside of any predetermined, totalizing system…….  There is an ethical and moral commitment in such an existence, and therefore a basis for community. – Lebbeus Woods

This quote taken from the book Irresistible Decay – Ruins Reclaimed written by Michael S. Roth ,Claire Lyons,Charles Merewether really stood out.  Strange how some quotes resonate so well.


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