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"To each project, irrespective of type, we bring an interest in the personal and collective histor...

Vo Trong Nghia

"In areas with many rocks I will design works with stone; in areas with pretty coloured clay I will...

Gregory Burgess

"In a way our buildings are ourselves. Their gestures to the world reflect our human responsiveness...

David Salmela

"Design is about making great things happen in any situation, regardless of the constraints.” A...

Jun Aoki

"Selves are nothing more than chains of accidental occurrences." Architect: Jun Aoki Project:...

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Sayings Worth Quoting, Quotations Worth Sharing


The true "place of nothingness" is not the place of variance, but that of liveliness and evanescence.”

-  Kitaro Nishida

Tadao Ando

Title: Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Space

Author: Jin Baek (Author)

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 5, 2009)


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“The most natural Beauty in the World is Honesty, and moral Truth. For all Beauty is Truth. True Features make the Beauty of a face; and true Proportions the Beauty of Architecture; as true measures that of Harmony and Musick.”

-  Anthony Ashley-Cooper

Architects and Architecture of London

Title: Architects and Architecture of London

Author: Kenneth Allinson AADipl RIBA MAPM (Author)

Publisher: Architectural Press; 1 edition (November 5, 2008)


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"Architecture is the last fortress of metaphysics."

-  Jacques Derrida

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Title: Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture (University of California Humanities Research Institute Serie)

Author: William J. Lillyman (Editor), Marilyn F. Moriarty (Editor), David J. Neuman (Editor)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 17, 1994)


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"Spaces can enliven. They can excite the soul, fill us with a sense of wonder, and bring us comfort and reprieve. When planned with their ultimate users in mind, spaces can become more than bricks and mortar and glass and steel; they become incubators for serving, working, learning, and loving. This is what architecture is all about - providing spaces that empower people to live their best lives."

-  John Cary

The Power of Pro Bono

Title: The Power of Pro Bono

Author: John Cary (Editor)

Publisher: Metropolis Books (November 30, 2010)

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"Constructed in walls of glass, concrete, or brick, the city is as much a subjective  experience as it is an objective reality."

-  Steven Holl


Title: Urbanisms - Working with Doubt

Author: Steven Holl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (November 4, 2009)

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"To inhabit is to appropriate space, in the midst of constraints..."

-  Henri Lefebvre

Henri Lebvre on space

Title: Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory

Author: Lukasz Stanek

Publisher: niv Of Minnesota Press (August 1, 2011)


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"Architects add value to their clients’ lives by customizing the fit between their needs and the environment. But what are the options for the 98% of homebuyers who cannot afford the services of an architect? Can we envision new tools and methods that empower them to shape their own environments to their needs?"

-  Bryan Bell

Good Deeds, Good Design

Title: Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture

Author: Bryan Bell

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2003)

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“Architecture is the servant of its time and significant designs are experiments of an era.The buildings that are designed become footprints of our own sociocultural history, reflections of the ideas and concerns of an era, and not those of an individual.”

- Ulrich Franzen

Title: Ulrich Franzen, Designer of Brutalist Buildings, Dies at 91

Author: Paul Vitello


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