234 posts tagged quote
“1. Look around … you will not design anything more beautiful than that. Now think about how your work unfolds in that place, that context.
2. Technology and maintenance are remote and iffy … design simply.
3. Design tough on the outside that ages with time.
4. Design soft on the inside.
5. Repeat 1.”
“In order to bend or break the rules, you have to master the rules.”
“One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”
“Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.”
“Architecture is important, but life is more important than architecture.”
“As architects, we must be optimists.”
“…it wins the game by not playing the game.”
“A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
“Poetry expresses and architecture creates.”
“The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.”
“Stay focused, avoid fashion, and don’t pay too much attention to what anyone else is doing.”
“We build between the parameters of the everyday and the world we imagine.”
“We are no longer in a state of growth; we are in a state of excess. We no longer know how we can possibly use up all these accumulated things; we no longer even know what they are for.”
“The definition of an architect is someone you employ only once.”