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Design Quotes from the Masters of Architecture

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Here are the Answer to the Worksheets:

Linguist “Balay Negrense” Unknown Author

Personification “Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” Louis Kahn

Antithesis “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry

Personification “A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.” Ayn Rand

Parallelism “Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future.”  Daniel Libeskind

Invent New Word “Organic Architecture” Frank Lloyd Wright

Metaphor “Light is the key.” – Ieoh Ming Pei

Metaphor “Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” Constantin Brancusi

Paradox “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

Rhyme/ Metaphor “Less is a bore.” Robert Venturi

Antithesis “Straight lines belong to man, curve lines belong to God.” Antonio Gaudi

Invent New Word “Zen Architecture.” – Unknown author

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment” Eliel Saarinen

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning. Walter Gropius

The last two are definitely out of the Rules. You may also have answers other than the ones above, which means that the Seven Tips for Design Concept Creation is meant to be a Guide, not a Rule. You are always free to change and can always create a new one for yourself. 🙂

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