NOTE TO CLIENTS AND FRIENDS: ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRINGSteven Holl, March 19, 2020
Hannah Arendt wrote: "Modern Philosophy, starting with Hegel, has succumbed to the strange illusion that man, in distinction from other things, has created himself."
When Coronavirus claimed the architect Vittorio Greggoti, 92, on Sunday, March 15 in Milan, it presented the strange mystery that this tiny force takes away one's last breath! Recalling what Paul Klee wrote in 1937, "A breath is enough to invoke the realm of religious experience." We stopped for a reflective pause, which everyone needs.
Today our offices are fully engaged working online. Our focus remains on the phenomenal qualities and human experience to which we always aspire.
- Steven Holl (19 March, 2020)