The beauty of a ruin, like that of a building site, resides in our ability to see into the temporary state of a building. The time unfolds in front of us, opening up layers of time previously hidden in a way which often inspires the end result…
Sometimes, the state of the temporary lasts in continuum. Cities are just such an example, where making and re-making of the physicality around us makes up for a vibrant city.
|Restoration of Astley Castle in Warwickshire by Witherford Watson Mann architects.
|Broken edge between the old and the new at Astley Castle.
|Old Fireplace at Ebenezer Cottage in Dorset.
|Work-in-progress at Ebenezer Cottage.
|Old masonry walls at Ebenezer Cottage.
|Old and new timbers at Elizabeth Mews in London.
|Old brickwork arch and ceiling timbers at Elizabeth Mews.