Sometimes new spaces seem so empty when they have no connection to any built past. I'm going to visit a space tomorrow and cast my eyes over some plans for it's new life. The paint was scraped off the other day to reveal brass window frames and oak doors. It was once a place called 'Lacrosse town couriers'. Ha. A 'Lacrosse The Planet' sticker was once on its doors.

Architecture isn't just building new things, from scratch, things that are seen as a single entity. I like to believe it's also an act of analysis, a carefully considered intervention into a landscape, into an existing fabric. A response.

"ps: i have a fear
of non-lived in spaces

one of the reasons
i didn't pursue architecture,
was that i didn't want to
build anything new."