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Helmut Jahn's Profile

Brief about Helmut Jahn: By info that we know Helmut Jahn was born at 1940-01-04. And also Helmut Jahn is German Architect.

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I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.

Tags: Creativity, Great, Wanted

It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result?

Tags: Able, Goal, Why

Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass, even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in. However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level.

Tags: Change, Enough, Light

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't.

Tags: Almost, Rather, While

You don't know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don't talk to you. There's very little interaction.

Tags: Beauty, Expect, Talk

You'd never think of taking a cab if you had to walk a mile down Chicago's Michigan Avenue. But in a bad city you take a cab just to go around the corner.

Tags: Bad, Taking, Walk

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes.

Tags: Engineer, Good, Himself

I think the younger generation, the people poised to dominate the workforce, are more socially conscious. They are more demanding in terms of environment and how that environment contributes to their life.

Tags: Conscious, Generation, Life

A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

Tags: Architecture, Experience, Walk

Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.

Tags: Alike, Architecture, Building

Higher ceilings allow the use indirect lighting, which is much healthier and reduces glare.

Tags: Higher, Indirect, Lighting

Sometimes I have to accept a job I don't really want. Hardly anybody comes up to you with a commission; it's all competitions these days.

Tags: Accept, Job, Sometimes

America has always imported history.

Tags: America, History, Imported

Chinese buildings are like American buildings, with big footprints. People don't care about daylight or fresh air.

Tags: American, Big, Care

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new.

Tags: Creativity, Inventing

For me, drawing generates thinking and vice versa.

Tags: Drawing, Thinking, Vice

For me, though, the fun is over when I get the job.

Tags: Fun, Job, Though

I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away.

Tags: Away, Strive, Taken

I've never looked at a suburban building as being a minor building and an urban building as being a major building.

Tags: Building, Major, Urban

In Europe, architects consider themselves artists. They think they're special when they win a competition.

Tags: Special, Themselves, Win

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