|Every architect is aware when designing a building that he or she is creating something of permanence: The aim of architecture is to chart a new course in design and aesthetic terms for the coming decades. But however much a building attempts to formulate an architectural vision, the more this vision will be subjected to change once it has been made reality. Time leaves indelible traces: In this way, the home reflects the touch of its owner and the effects of the sun, wind and rain.
||We can either fight against these marks, i.e. the patina – or, which is probably a wiser course, include the process of material ageing in the very choice of the materials used. What about choosing a material with patina capacities right from the start, secure in the knowledge of how it will age – and using this process aesthetically? In Addition to certain natural stone and wood types, it is copper and brass which age in this way, saving up the signs of use attractively and over the years resulting in an ambient symbiosis with the other materials used.|