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"By necessity, we live in buildings. By choice, we live in architecture."

-  Robert Geddes

An Architect's Manifesto

Title: Fit: An Architect's Manifesto

Author: Robert Geddes

Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 28, 2012)

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"The house is not an object..."

-  Steven Holl

House:Black Swan Theory

Title: House: Black Swan Theory

Author: Steven Holl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (March 29, 2007)

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"To build means to make architecture real on the borders of knowledge."

- Frei Otto

Conversation with Frei Otto

Title: A Conversation with Frei Otto (Conversations)  

Author: Juan Maria Songel (Editor)

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Reprint edition (August 18, 2010)

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“Great architecture makes you want to return to it, again and again, unable to explain what makes it so compelling, and yet amazed by the elusiveness and mystery of it all.”

-  David Salmela

Invisible Element of Place

Title: Invisible Element of Place

Author: Thomas Fisher

Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (May 23, 2011)

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"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

- Aristotle

Model Making (Architecture Briefs)

Title: Model Making (Architecture Briefs)

Author: Megan Werner

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (June 1, 2011)

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"They are in mourning about their many unrealized projects."

- Amo Brandlhuber

Why Do Architects Wear BlackEditor: Cardola Rau

Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture; 1 edition (November 21, 2008)

When Amo Brandlhuber and Florian Lichtblau were asked the question, "Why do architects wear black?" they responded with a somewhat witty and jocular remark that goes like this: "They are in mourning about their many unrealized projects," and "Because they are afraid of showing their [true] colors...". 15 minutes is all you need to read this little BLACK book.

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"Variety is not just the spice of life, it is the very stuff of it"

- J.Vernon

The Architect's EyeAuthor: Tom Porter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 1st ed edition (September 22, 1997)

 

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"What we have come to value as designers— the custom designs we create for a fee for a relative few around the globe— no longer aligns with the facts of where the greatest demand for design creativity exists, among the billions of people who lack the most basic necessities."

- Thomas Fisher

Ethics for ArchitectsAuthor: Thomas Fisher

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (October 27, 2010)

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