The James Rose Center in Ridgewood NJ
Fallingwater by FLlWr
Instead of asking, What makes a building or cultural landscape Historic? We should be asking What makes it Worth preserving? This is a much more important question to ask when faced with the future of the built environment. Owners, Builders, Planners and Architects should consider the key elements of a good project.... What makes it lasting? What does it give back to the community and the society as a whole? Is it beautiful? Is it well-built? I have compiled a list of key ingredients to a project worth preserving, whether it has already been built or not.
- Adds character to our towns and cities.
- Enriches our lives.
- Stirs the soul
- Make our communities more interesting.
- Embodiment of the designer’s creative ideals and innovations.
- Represent a turning point, a moment in time when our view of the world was changed forever.
- Represent the vision and passion of the architect or owner.
- A beautiful work of art, exquisite detail and composition
- Will be important to future
- Timeless/ classic – Withstands test of time
- Sense of place and community
- Not disposable
- Adaptable for future use
- Inspires intense feeling
- Safe and secure
- Endurance on more than one level - cultural, economic, esthetic