Gheorghe Leahu remembering

  • Suntem invitati duminica 21 noiembrie sa ne aducem aminte de anii in care incercam, in epoca de aur comunista, fiecare cum putea mai bine, sa ne facem meseria de arhitect, „printre case si culori”. Arhitectul Gheorghe Leahu, pe care l-am cunoscut mai intai ca asistent al profesorului arh.Nicolae Vladescu si apoi ca sef de sectie in Proiect Bucuresti, isi lanseaza ultima carte, cu sprijinul generos al Editurii Capitel, in conditii grafice de exceptie. De data aceasta autorul ni se dezvaluie, pe langa acuarelistul de exceptie pe care-l cunoastem, si ca un talentat scriitor.
    In cadrul manifestarilor prilejuite de targul de carte GUDEAMUS la Pavilionul central din cadrul complexului expozitional Romexpo, la ora 11.00 il vor insoti pe autor in fata cititorilor, printre altii, acad.Razvan Theodorescu si prof.arh.Sorin Vasilescu.

    Michael Graves

    In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.

    I don’t believe in morality in architecture.

    I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention.

    I have no requirements for a style of architecture.

    If I have a style, I am not aware of it.

    I don’t care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people.

    In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good.

    It was always my goal to ‘up the ante’ on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this.

    The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth.
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