- Are you looking to create buildings that are timeless?
If you look back over the last couple of millennia buildings that have been made of stone, basically
pyramids, the Pantheon in Rome, the Roman aqueducts, the cathedrals. So you think, okay, that’s interesting. So we’re not going to talk about creating buildings out of stone anymore because the next thousand years, unfortunately, is going to be a lot more discontinuous, irregular than the last thousand years. Climate change is going to have huge and very, very problematic impacts upon the world, the physical world, our world, how we experience the world, whether it’s going to be a lot more energetic, the storms are going to be more powerful and more frequent.
So we’re going to have to design buildings that can withstand that. And so one of the things we’re looking at as well, buildings may not be able to, no matter what they’re made of, be able to be near the ocean, unless they can be moved. So maybe a thousand year building is a building that can be moved or can be put on a, on a truck and move, or it can be taken apart in pieces and moved. So we’re starting to look at what longevity really is. And so it’s an exploration of longevity in an age when longevity is a real challenge. So that’s, that’s where we’re going with that. So timeless, it is more of an ideal as opposed to reality, but I think one of the things that feels like it’s timeless is some of the materials, the natural materials like stone and Lakewood.