Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thinking Inside the Box
Naumann Architektur, Sweden
When I saw pictures of this project online, I was amazed at the simplicity of the solution. It is genius. The ancient, fragile exterior is preserved. Inside is a new home.
How nice it would be if we could just put a new interior in our bodies when they become frail or diseased. Woosh - new veins, new organs, stronger heart. Unlike a building, though, our skin is part of the whole and will not last hundreds of years or thousands. We dwell in a house for such a brief time and it will go on without us sheltering another family and then another. How fortunate we are to be part of that cycle.