It’s a BEAUTIFUL DAY. Don’t let it get away.
Every new work of architecture intervenes in a specific historical situation. It is essential to the quality of the intervention that the new building should embrace qualities which can enter into meaningful dialogue with the existing situation. For if the intervention is to find its place, it must make us see what already exists in a new light. We throw a stone in the water. Sand swirls up and settles again. The stir was necessary. The stone has found its place. But the pond is no longer the same.
—Peter Zumthor, Thinking Architecture, Baden: Lars Muller Publisher, 1998, pg. 18