‘I usually begin with endings, with a sense of aftermath, of dust settling, of epilogue’. John Irving

The architectural process is driven by spatial and structural thinking, but it is also profoundly shaped by ideas of use. From the very beginning, the imagined epilogue of colonisation is playing out in the mind of all those involved. Lines are drawn and details developed, but all the time, it is the scope for human narrative that is being created. Of no project is this more true than the new permanent home of the Design Museum, which opened its doors to the public for the first time on November 25th.


Flavio Coddou