• I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe
  • It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form. Hans Hoffmann
  • Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment. Claude Monet
  • Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake. Luis Barragan
  • Architecture is about the nothingness of space. Ted Naos
  • We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. Winston Churchill
  • Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Carl Sandburg
  • Death is the ugly fact which nature has to hide, and she hides it well. Alexander Smith
  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells, the less you know. "The Brothers Bloom"
  • Every man is the architect of his own future. fortune cookie
  • Nothing is interesting unless it is personal. Billy Baldwin
  • Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
  • In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
  • I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time testing her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E B White
  • Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. Dieter Rams
  • Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. Paul Klee
  • Triangle Design Manifesto:

00_ Design should not be based on formal principles – but always on an idea of society.

01_ Designed forms represent possible social orders and a lot of their contradictions.

02_ Design is everything. Anything could be designed. Everyone is a designer.

03_ Design allows social innovations. Often it is not made by designers.

04_ Design has not scale. It could be small and have great impact.

05_ Design is not an innocent practice. Designers are wicked.

06_ Design should engage people and interact with them.

07_ Design is an interdisciplinary applied science.

08_ Design produces visual consciousness.

09_ Design is a triangular manifesto.

10_ Design makes you smile.

11_ This is the top.

12_ Enjoy

  • He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man. Beatrice - Much Ado about Nothing
  • The proper aim of art is the telling of beautiful untrue things. Oscar Wilde - "The Decay of Lying"
  • Finishes end construction, weathering constructs finishes. David Leatherbarrow
  • What Noah needed was reinforced concrete. What Modern architecture needs is a flood. Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York
  • When you’re in a place that’s foreign to you, you become supersensitive to everything around you, and it becomes a neutral environment onto which you can project the ideas you’re working. Todd Bracher
  • A modest amount of imagination with a great ability to persevere can produce an important work. Saul Bass
  • I think that color is like an instantly accessible, over-the-counter anti-depressant. Jonathan Adler
  • A dozen cities make some pretence of splendor without the slightest regard to the natural features of their site, and a hundred are plain or ugly when, on such a site, they might have been rendered splendid. Charles Mulford Robinson
  • To be an architect means to understand space, to understand space organized by man, to decipher the spontaneous movements and behavior of people, and to detect the needs of change that they might unconsciously express. It is essential to track down these issues if we want to contribute with our personal work to the history of architecture. Ricardo Bofill
aug 21 2009 ∞
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