William Tozer
"Ordinary things only start to have presence in the project when you intensify them", says Adam Caruso. Relating the approach to the much-discussed Swan Yard house, Caruso describes the strategy as removing some of the normal things to stablise what is there. The plasterwork to the dry lining of their extension was left unsanded and unpainted to bring the addition into an active relationship with the existing - "The height of our retentiveness" he confesses humorously. By circumventing strategies of both erasure and juxtaposition, the plasterwork instead assumes a fresco-like character.