❝ Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
— Henry Ford
❝ ‘Decay’ implies death; making these pictures is more about giving these structures a new life.
— Jade Doskow, on her exhibit of World’s Fair: Lost Utopias
❝ I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.
— Carl Sandburg (via everguided)
❝ …the primary medium for analyzing examples, for acquiring and practicing the common language of architecture, for playing with ideas, is drawing. For architects, drawing is a non-negotiable essential skill. An architect who does not draw is a politician who does not speak.
— Simon Unwin
❝ A collectively used building can stand independently as an object with a pronounced entrance, or open itself up so that the city is carried into the building, so to speak, and the building can be regarded as an indoor continuation of the city.
So there is every reason for allowing buildings that play an explicit part in urban social life to express that function to the city at large. The main issue is to make them look inviting, and to draw attention to the fact that they can be accessed by the public.
It is of essence, then, to make as much as possible of the internal urban organization legible from the outside.
— Herman Hertzberger, from Space and the Architect
❝ The study of minute points pushed to its limits. Progress.
— Le Corbusier, from Towards a New Architecture
❝ Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
— Jack Kerouac, from On the Road