To build your own home

Building your own home is kind of an intense exercise in psychoanalysis; you will ultimately give expression to all your particular needs and desires of that specific period (or perhaps of the immediate future). You know that all the decisions will be your own, and as such they will be laden with all your insecurities. […] You can decide to plan for an open and alterable system that responds to your changes in life, and you can regret it later. […] When we have a look at our own pictures in old photo albums, we can see and feel a lot of things, sometimes we cannot even recognize the person we are looking at. […] The difference between a house and a recorded diary is that you cannot hide the building, you live in it. You constantly live in the person you were when project decision were made.

Arquitectura-G © Apartamento Magazine Spring Summer 2010