I think, therefore I am.
Man is naturally a political animal.
Revolutions are the only political event which confront us directly and inevitably with the problem of beginning.
But the only Obligation we have to the Architect is not for his providing us with safe and pleasant Places, where we may shelter ourselves from the Heat of the Sun, from Cold and Tempest, though this is no small Benefit; but for having besides contrived many other Things, both of a private and public Nature of the highest Use and Convenience to the Life of Man.
It seems that almost any photograph taken today has the potential to become a ‘before’ to a devastating ‘after’ yet to come.
This is a continuous historical process and, to remain effective, it continues to require new theoretical efforts at each stage of its ongoing evolution.
Good architecture civilises and humanises, bad architecture brutalises.
Tectonic because of the components, the ‘bits and the pieces’ of our culture. Acts of because the putting ‘together to present’ is a form of cultural performance. Desire and Doubt because it is only ‘a semblance of a whole’ that gets fabricated.
Traditionally, most future visions have been attempts to accurately depict the world of tomorrow and that may be their undoing.
BEAUTY will result from the form and correspondence of the whole, with respect to the several parts, of the parts with regard to each other, and of these again to the whole.