Quotes

Quotes

121_Tadao Ando

Quote #121 – Tadao Ando

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see. – Tadao Ando

120_Jørn Utzon

Quote #120 – Jørn Utzon

There is a rumour that I can’t draw and never could. This is probably because I work so much with models. Models are one of the most beautiful design tools, but I still do the finest drawings you can imagine. – Jørn Utzon

119_Elizabeth Diller

Quote #119 – Elizabeth Diller

We don’t have preconceived ideas; we work, we analyze, we read, we step into projects knowing that we’re not the first ones there. – Elizabeth Diller

118_Richard Neutra

Quote #118 – Richard Neutra

The architect who really designs for a human being has to know a great deal more than just the Five Canons of Vitruvius. – Richard Neutra

117_Renzo Piano

Quote #117 – Renzo Piano

You can put down a bad book; you can avoid listening to bad music; but you cannot miss the ugly tower block opposite your house. – Renzo Piano

114_Sverre Fehn

Quote #114 – Sverre Fern

Each material has its own shadow. The shadow of stone is not the same as that of a brittle autumn leaf. The shadow penetrates the material and radiates its message. – Sverre Fern

113_Denise Scott Brown

Quote #113 – Denise Scott Brown

Basically, the idea is that with everyone striving to be revolutionary, you will be most revolutionary if you try to be ordinary. &ndash ; Denise Scott Brown

108_Sir Ove Arup

Quote #108 – Sir Ove Arup

What should our designs try to achieve? We must take a critical look at the brief, make it more comprehensive. We must look beyond the narrow object and ask ourselves: What will be the ecological consequences? – Sir Ove Arup