Sanderson, L., Stone, SH., 2020.
Remember, Reveal, Construct : Reflections upon the Contingency, Usefulness and Emotional Resonance of Architecture, Buildings and Context.
This book will explore how context can generate architectural difference, and from this discuss how contemporary architectural design can exploit this disparity and distinction. All architecture has a direct relationship with its site, and because of this connection with the land, all buildings are different. Even slight changes in context can have a dramatic influence upon the character of the building, while greater variance can generate considerable difference. The reading of the situation can uncover a layered and stratified narrative, and the understanding of these inherent qualities and conditions can provide clues to the design of new structures. It is through a thorough knowledge and understanding of the existing condition that the architect or designer can uncover the meaning within a place, and this knowledge can be used to activate, liberate and instigate a new future for any given situation. Construction within the dense urban environment, upon Brownfield or the once-occupied sites is one of the most important issues within architecture at the moment and represents a considerable investment within the industry. These tarnished areas which would once have been overlooked, have become cradles of architectural enquiry.