Famed Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed many a building and quite a few museums. His most prolific structure, though, is sandcastles. Lucky for us, there's still some summer left to put his expertise into practice.
Piano has 4 kids ranging from age 16 to 50, so he's been in the sandcastle game for some time. But, he insists, sandcastles aren't just for children to enjoy.
His first point is that the endeavor is fleeting—the water (or an errant foot) will always destroy your work. But it is worth it: "The magic moment is when the waves come and the ditch becomes a moat." Beautiful.
- Renzo Piano: how to build the perfect sandcastle | The Guardian