We tend to think of the past, present and future as three separate entities. But for many us — indeed, for many architects — time is a river. Architects draw on the past to create, or recreate, a building for people to live and work in not only for the present but for the future.
We work on old structures respectfully but adding new elements,” says Ralph R. Mackin Jr., “because you know this house is going to live on.” And that’s true whether it’s a Manhattan brownstone or a Cape Cod beach house. “When it’s done right, any style can be timeless,” he adds.
The full interview can be read here.