A site possesses its own physical and geographical character; at the same time it has layers of memory imprinted on it.
I always listen to that whispering voice of given place.
I think of it comprehensively with all of its forces—the visible characteristics as well as the invisible memories to do with the interaction between a locality and humankind.
And I try to integrate these into my building which shall carry that spirit on to later generations.
by Tadao Ando