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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Architect
Nation: American
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A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

Tags: Architecture, End, Great

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Tags: Beauty, Design, Love

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

Tags: Architecture, Reaching, Truth

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.

Tags: Consider, Event, Wall

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

Tags: Art, Mind, Time

A room is not a room without natural light.

Tags: Light, Natural, Room

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.

Tags: Making, Space, Thoughtful

Architecture struck me between the eye and the eyeball.

Tags: Between, Eye, Struck

Every building must have... its own soul.

Tags: Building, Soul

If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else.

Tags: Else, Good, Interested

In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room.

Tags: Large, Room, Small

What does a house want to be?

Tags: House

How precious a book is in light of the offering, in the light of the one who has the privilege of this offering. The library tells you of this offering.

Tags: Book, Library, Light

The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution.

Tags: Build, Building, Sense

You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.'

Tags: Concrete, Expensive, Says
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