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135_Jean Nouvel

Quote #135 – Jean Nouvel

The best engineer a few decades ago was someone who could create the most beautiful beam or structure; today it’s to do a structure you cannot see or understand how it’s done. It disappears and you can talk only about color, symbols, and light. It’s an aesthetic of miracle. – Jean Nouvel

134_I. M. Pei

Quote #134 – I. M. Pei

I cannot work and listen to Wagner at the same time, nor Mahler, nor Beethoven’s late quartets. I enjoy listening to Chopin’s piano music when I work. – I. M. Pei

133_Renzo Piano

Quote #133 – Renzo Piano

If you have total freedom, then you are in trouble. It’s much better when you have some obligation, some discipline, some rules. When you have no rules, then you start to build your own rules. – Renzo Piano

De Rotterdam – October 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine

De Rotterdam: October 2014 Wallpaper

De Rotterdam is a building on the Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam, designed by Rem Koolhaas in 1998, although the complex was finalised at the end of 2013. On 21 November[…]

130_Carlos Villanueva

Quote #130 – Carlos Villanueva

I am particularly fond of concrete, symbol of the construction progress of a whole century, submissive and strong as an elephant, monumental like stone, humble like brick. – Carlos Villanueva

129_Shigeru Ban

Quote #129 – Shigeru Ban

I believe that the material doesn’t need to be strong to be used to build a strong structure. The strength of the structure has nothing to do with strength of the material. – Shigeru Ban