viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009


Buildings have, similar to people, a history that defines their individual and personal story. A history that places them into different realms of classification or genres and that further places them into a chronological period and into a a designated concrete style of architecture.

However, buildings—just as do people—also have a micro-history of their own: a personal story that explains their penetration into the collective memory of a society. They can possess one trait that reaches people beyond the artistic, architectural, and cultural value of a building. In any given moment, you can get down to the roots of its origin and discover the reasons for its very existence.

Buildings are not required to have a designated or absolute value: some yes, others not.

Some buildings are recognized by the masses simply for what they are. Others, more for what they represent.

Therefore, a construction, as humble as it may be, can acquire the status of a “monument” as long as society attributes to it a value or a cultural quality—which can be conserved, maintained, and restored.

Luis Cercós (LC-Architects)

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