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David Salmela

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Sayings Worth Quoting, Quotations Worth Sharing

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"Architecture is the fulfillment of a spatial premise by way of material substance. Throughout history architecture has been shaped by the continual transformation of material technologies and application methods. Its course of development is inseparable from the shifting terrain of technology and the social effects that result."

-  Blaine Brownell

Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture

Title: Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture

Author: Blaine Brownell

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (December 28, 2011)

 

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"A real tradition is not the relic of a past that is irretrievably gone; it is a living force that animates and informs the present. "

-  Igor Stravinsky

Built Upon Love

Title: Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics

Author: Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Publisher: The MIT Press (March 31, 2006)

 

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"A great building, in my opinion, must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”

-  Louis Kahn

Matter in the Floating World

Title: Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects and Designers

Author: Blaine Brownell

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (March 9, 2011)

 

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"It is the relationship among things - rather than the things themselves - that gives objects their identities."

-  Keith Mitnick

Artificial Light

Title: Artificial Light: A Narrative Inquiry into the Nature of Abstraction, Immediacy, and Other Architectural Fictions

Author: Keith Mitnick

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (June 19, 2008)

 

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“Changes in the environment change the brain, and therefore they change our behavior.”

- Fred Gage

Article: Corridors of the Mind -Could neuroscientists be the next great architects?

Author: Emily Badger

Source: http://www.psmag.com/culture/corridors-of-the-mind-49051/

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"I’m not interested in living in a fantasy world. All my work is still meant to evoke real architectural spaces. But what interests me is what the world would be like if we were free of conventional limits. Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules.”

-Lebbeus Woods

Title: Lebbeus Woods, Architect Who Bucked Convention, Dies at 72

Author: William Yardley

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/arts/lebbeus-woods-unconventional-architect-dies-at-72.html

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"Architecture has always been as much about the event that takes place in a space as about the space itself."

-  Bernard Tschumi

Architecturally Speaking : Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday

Title: Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday

Author: Alan Read (Editor)

Publisher: PRoutledge; 1 edition (November 4, 2000)

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"All buildings have meanings that are deeply enmeshed with their appearance. That can surely be taken as axiomatic. But that appearance is itself read differently at different times and to some extent depends on what we want to see, what our eye expects to have presented.”

-  Michael Brawne

Architectural Thought

Title: Architectural Thought:: the design process and the expectant eye

Author: Michael Brawne (Author)

Publisher: Architectural Press; 1 edition (December 10, 2003)

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