Visiting and interpreting the traces and documents of our past, invariably with fresh eyes, to discover hitherto hidden potentialities for the future, as one recovers coral from the bottom of the ocean or extracts pearls out of ordinary looking molluscs.

- A. Pérez-Gomez, ‘Architecture as Science: Analogy or Disjunction?’, 1999. 1 -


We will also be able to find, in time, as we are led by the architectural act’s temporality, the dialectic of memory and project at the very heart of this activity. And I will show above all, how much putting into narrative form, projects the remembered past onto the future.

- P. Ricœur, Architecture and Narrativity, 2002. 2 -