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Born: 1924-04-25
Profession: Architect
Nation: British
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The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.

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The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.

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The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.

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The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.

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The frame of the cave leads to the frame of man.

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The further forward we go, the further back we have to explore in order to go forward again.

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The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

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The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.

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The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.

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The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.

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The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.

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The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.

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The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.

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The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.

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The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.

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The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature.

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The Romans used every housing form known today and they have a remarkably modern look.

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Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.

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Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

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What people want, above all, is order.

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In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.

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Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.

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It was only from an inner calm that man was able to discover and shape calm surroundings.

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Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.

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The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.

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Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads.

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French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.

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Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.

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Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.

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Human requirements are the inspiration for art.

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In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.

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In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.

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In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.

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In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.

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In the crowded and difficult conditions of a steep hillside, houses have had to struggle to establish their territory and to survive.

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In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture.

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It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.

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It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow, gradual process.

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Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.

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Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.

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People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.

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Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.

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The American order reveals a method that was largely the outcome of material necessity, as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.

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The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center.

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The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark.

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The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses, apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.

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