Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cavaglieri on Preservation

"The continuous changes we see in the forms of buildings indicate to us the progress - or at times, the step backward - that a society makes through the centuries. Preservation permits us to see this development and to study it. For this reason, our own work should express our own time. When it's necessary to make additions or modifications to old buildings, the concept of simply reproducing forms of the past denies this premise. Such an addition denies the creative power of the designer and his duty to express his own time and culture... Preservation is not, and should not be, a stage set for historical reconstruction." Giorgio Cavaglieri