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David Salmela

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Jun Aoki

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"Place is to architecture, it may be said, as meaning is to language.Learning to do architecture can seem to be like learning to use language."

Simon Unwin

Analysing Architecture

Title: Analysing Architecture

Author: Simon Unwin

Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (February 7, 2009)

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"Sketches are not all of a kind; Ferguson (1992) divides them into the thinking sketch, the talking sketch, and the prescriptive sketch. In our terminology this means: sketching as a cognitive aid in the generation of ideas; sketching as an agent of communication, and sketching as instruction for execution (e.g., for the construction of manufacturing)."

-  Prof. G. Goldschmidt

Design Processes

Title: Design Processes

Author: W. Poelman (Author, Editor), D. Keyson (Editor)

Publisher: IOS Press (December 15, 2008)

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"Buildings and cities are the number one cause of global warming. We are the designers of buildings; we are the designers of cities; therefore we are the number one cause of global warming."

- Enric Ruiz Geli

Title: Architects labelled ‘number one cause of global warming'

Author: Christine Murray

Source: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/confirmation?rtn=%2fhome%2fwaf-2012%2fwaf-keynote-architects-labelled-number-one-cause-of-global-warming%2f8636789.article

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"As much as the needs of fact, the needs of the spirit and the senses, must be satisfied. Architecture is as much a part of the realm of art as it is of technology; the fusion of thinking and feeling."

- Harry Seidler 

Title: Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design

Source: http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature403.htm

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"Fame is to an architect or an artist what brand value is to soap. You can charge more for it."

- Stephen Bayley

Fame

Title: Architect's Guide to Fame : A Collection of Essays on why they got Famous and You Didn't

Author: Davies, Paul Schmiedeknecht, Torsten Cook, Julie

Publisher: Architectural Press (September 22, 2005)

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“Architecture is about understanding the world and turning it into a more meaningful and human face.”

- Juhani Pallasmaa

Title of article: Two Norwegians' architecture of necessity

Source: http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/10/8/lifeliving/12128330&sec=lifeliving

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"An architect’s ability is said to be best judged from the house he lives in."

- Kiyonori Kikutake

Title: Future man - Gund Hall exhibit explores floating worlds of Kiyonori Kikutake

Source: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/10/future-man/

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"Models are the only 3-D tool we know of, we have to remember that all so-called 3-D modeling done on the computer screen is two-dimensional."

- Einar Jarmund

Model Making (Architecture Briefs)

Title: Model Making (Architecture Briefs)

Author: Megan Werner

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (June 1, 2011)

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