A ROSE, symbol of life, represents the concepts a new essential architecture should have: a strong visual impact; simple structure; irregular, non-geometrical organisation; morphological contrast against close external environments; integration with analog organisms; flexible formal evolution; a relatively fixed-home place; a renewable lasting time and some unforgettable detail, perhaps even the smell... who knows. Copyright © Patricio Pouchulu 2001 / Picture: "Rosas Rojas, 2000" Photo by Susanne Biek.