Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.
We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.
I tell you, it is easier to build a grand opera or a city center than to build a personal house.
The most difficult problems are naturally not involved in the search for forms for contemporary life. It is a question of working our way to forms behind which real human values lie.
The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
Even the smallest daily chore can be humanized with the harmony of culture.
Architecture belongs to culture, not to civilization.
Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work.
The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture.
Every one of my buildings begins with an Italian journey.
Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
I do not write, I build.
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