Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
It is not possible to go forward while looking back.
Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form.
True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.
The office building is a building for work, organization, lucidity and economy. Light, spacious working rooms, clearly arranged, undivided, only organized according to the pattern of the firm.
I discovered by working with actual glass models that the important thing is the play of reflections and not the effect of light and shadow, as in ordinary buildings.
Less is more.
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Generally, I think my work has so much influence because of its reasonableness.
I do not oppose form, but only form as a goal.
Architecture depends on facts, but its real field of activity lies in the realm of the significance.
Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work.
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