"Even masterful architects do not invent architectural realities; they rather reveal what exists and what are the natural potentials of the given condition or what the situation calls for. Alvaro Siza, one of the finest architects of our time in combining a sense of tradition with a unique personal expression, puts it sharply, 'Architects don't invent anything, they transform reality.'" (1)

Neither following the strict rules of historicism, nor relying on a tabula rasa, the Re-Construction Projects approach architecture as the evolution of pre-existing site conditions and precedents. They begin with observation and research of the site to determine the inherent value of its physical and cultural attributes towards the new proposal. Certain features of continued importance are saved and incorporated and re-purposed into the new construction. Others, irrelevant or obsolete, are cleared and replaced entirely by the Re-Constructions. Transformation is the life of the city.


1. Pallasmaa, Juhani. The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2009. p. 16