Interesting quotes I like from books relating to architecture, given a bit more attention value through typographic treatment, and including a number of statements from myself.
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"For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said, it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word. If we look at it intimately, the humblest dwelling has beauty." Gaston Bachelard, 1958, The Poetics of Space, Beacon Press, Boston, 1994 edition, p. 4.
Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos about the application of the Klein bottle diagram in Arnhem Central station project.
COMPUTER AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN is THEORY AT WORK
architecture is not a stage | architecture is a partner | architecture is interaction
In this day and age, that glorifies individual success, we should pause and glorify friendship, co-operation, and team spirit.
Intelligence is the struggle against Entropy
"In particular, one is struck by the multiplicity of functions that a building of this type can contain over time and how those functions are entirely independent of the form. At the same time, it is precisely the form that impresses us; we live it and experience it, and in turn it structures the city." (Aldo Rossi, 1989, The Architecture of the City, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p. 29)
"Designing is highly addictive" (Kees Dorst, 2003. Understanding Design: 150 Reflections on Being a Designer. BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, p. 19.)
...But complex real-world problems don’t often decompose easily or meaningfully. What might even be worse, we are spoon fed the solutions to problems, chapter by chapter, never once being forced to think about whether or not the problems we are facing should be solved with the technique just described in our textbook. Of course they must! Why else would this problem be in this chapter?! (Zgbigniew Michalewicz and David B. Fogel. 2002. How to Solve it: Modern Heuristics, p. 3