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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.

Tom Kundig on Designing for Rural Landscapes

In order to bend or break the rules, you have to master the rules.

Bjarke Ingels

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

George W. Bush

Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.

Paul Newman

Architecture is important, but life is more important than architecture.

Oscar Niemeyer

As architects, we must be optimists.

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien

…it wins the game by not playing the game.

Philippe Starck

A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Poetry expresses and architecture creates.

Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

The artist’s job is to be a witness to his time in history.

Robert Rauschenberg

Stay focused, avoid fashion, and don’t pay too much attention to what anyone else is doing.

Ivan Chermayeff

We build between the parameters of the everyday and the world we imagine.

Marlon Blackwell

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.

Jean Baudrillard, “Looking Back on the End of the World”, 1986 (!)

The definition of an architect is someone you employ only once.

Lord Blake

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