Form is not something we work on,
we apply ourselves to all other things -
to materials, construction, anatomy etc. -
putting things together in a logical fashion.”
We are “convinced that a good building
must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life
and taking on a specific richness.

We think of the patina of age on materials,
of innumerable small scratches on surfaces,
of varnish that has grown dull and brittle,
and of edges polished by use.

These are the things we apply ourselves to,
while at the same time keeping our eye on place
and on use.”
Peter Zumthor

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