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.

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