The Honesty of Detroit

A degraded building my not be useful but at least it is honest. Whether the building in question is deconstructed by time or by the will of the hand, an opportunity is created by its decay. It offers a new way to see the building, a new lens to observe through. This lens is most useful for understanding why a building was made, how it changed over time and how it ultimately died. In this way the building is reborn through the lessons that it teaches us. It can then reproduce. These lessons learned can manifest in the form of a new drawing or space with inherited qualities. A representation of new ideas born from the latent revelations of the recently deceased.