-It is our main task to forelive, foresee and forebuild a manmade habitat. Most architects never go back to the place they contributed to build. Actually, the built thing is the best source of knowledge and understanding, because it gives the trained eye clues to trace back the whole decision making process. An objective document that tests if our expectations and plans really work. It is vital to constantly go back to the sites we’ve built on, for a few minutes or a whole day, in different weather conditions, in the morning and at night. There we can check how people inhabit that place, by being mere observers, but also by talking with them. Do they feel good? Are they happy in it? Does it make their life easier and better? We can also do a more thorough data foraging. Install technologies that allow us to actually quantify many aspects of that habitat’s lifecycle. Its electricity production and consumption. Its thermal performance. How rainwater and moist fall and are collected.

-We need to care and take care of these buildings, and at the same time let go of them, and allow people to do whatever they see fit. If we can’t let go, we have failed. If our plan is successful, it will be a practical embodied guideline that people will transform and improve over time.