Nobody cares what you do in There: The Low Road
- Any change to the environment/place is likely to be a good one (you can’t hurt it…)
- “The place can’t get much worse anyways.” (do whatever you want)
- Most low-road buildings are too hot in summer, too cold in winter. Amenities are sparse, it is sometimes dirty and it isn’t always (or even usually) pretty.
- The personalities of the people become a part of the building.
- “Temporary is permanent and permanent is temporary”
- “they are disposable”
- “Real estate values rise to the point where young artists/innovators cannot afford the higher rents, and the sequence begins again somewhere else. Economic activity follows low road activity.”
- “Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must come from old buildings.”
- When you can make adjustments to the space just by using a saw, you are in a Low Road.
- “Low Road buildings are peculiarly empowering”