// january 5, 2015 //
2015 is here, and we start the year full of projects and work.
We wanted to share with you this blog post after translating to the realm of “constructing architecture” this quote:
“There is no good in anything until it is finished.”
Hope you guys have a great 2015 and also that you enjoy this images and quotes of famous architectural works.
“What I try to do is the art of building, and the art of building is the art of construction; it is not only about forms and shapes and images.
I work a little bit like a sculptor. When I start, my first idea for a building is with the material. I believe architecture is about that. It’s not about paper, it’s not about forms. It’s about space and material.”
“Nature’s most usual way of performing this function is by means of either rigid shells or elastic membranes. Since this second form can hardly be considered as architectonic, “shell” remains a synonym of space enclosure and the title of this essay(Shell as Space Encloser) appears to be somewhat redundant.”
“I have explained, and supported with evidence, the concern for rationality in construction and economy understood in, I dared to say, a cosmic sense rather than a financial sense. However, this is not the whole thing that has guided me. I have also been guided by a sharp, almost painful, awareness of form.”
“There is a rumour that I can’t draw and never could. This is probably because I work so much with models. Models are one of the most beautiful design tools, but I still do the finest drawings you can imagine.”
The new building, silent in its forms, is loud in its elements used to communicate the messages of the new millennium in which we are already immersed.
– Alberto Campo Baeza about the MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory.
“To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”
“I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.”
-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
So what do you think, is there any good in things unfinished? When is “architecture” finished?