ARCHEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE
The creative process called “Archeology of the Future” is the result of a collaborative research method developed in 2005 to explore how contemporary architecture can find inspiration in the past for creating a desirable future.
Using this methodology, each project begins by collecting the buried memories of a site, which will then make the biography of the space intelligible.
Historical images / references and "archaeological" objects are listed and analyzed with multidisciplinary teams working within the framework of the project under development.
Thus, hundreds of images are hung on the walls and dozens of objects (working models, "souvenirs" of site visits, etc.) are stored. These “archaeological” collections contain the embryos of architectural ideas generated collectively by an evolutionary approach to creation.
In this way, the essence of each of the projects comes from a sort of distillation process, where input from the past is filtered, connected, interpreted, before being translated into an architectural project.
The realization in 2016 of the National Museum of Estonia, designed with this method, is a good example to understand this work process.