For as long as I can remember, I have been grappling with beauty, so fraught with human complexity and misunderstanding. We say that beauty has a cost: it’s political, it’s subjective, it must conform, it’s a curse. It’s all true. And we’re all trying so desperately to find it in whatever way we can. Searching, creating, designing, delineating. We say it’s this, not that. Here, not there. Things get cast aside; othered, ignored.
It is my unrelenting goal as an architect to confront the human instinct to overlook the world around us. I crave spaces not just beautiful in their own right, but places that fall back and give credence to the gorgeousness of our everyday lives. Not just the things that shimmer and dance but the darkness and filth and the inconsequential.
I want you to see what I see. That it’s all of it. It’s everything. It’s all just so f**king beautiful.