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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

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

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

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

Quote #128 – Mario Botta

Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it’s a holy act. – Mario Botta

Quote #126 – Maya Lin

My goal is to strip things down, not so that they become inhuman but so that you need just the right amount of words or shape to convey what you need to convey. I like editing. – Maya Lin

Quote #125 – Steven Holl

Architecture is bound to situation, and I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be. – Steven Holl

Taipei 101: August 2014 Wallpaper

Designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially[…]

Quote #124 – Jean Nouvel

Space, space: architects always talk about space! But creating a space is not automatically doing architecture. With the same space, you can make a masterpiece or cause a disaster. – Jean Nouvel