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.
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
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.
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Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
Our time is so specialised that we have people who know more and more or less and less.
Every city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
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