Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Good Architect Works Slowly

No matter what machinery you devise there are quite simply no shortcuts one can take in the process of finding solutions for architectural problems.
The wealth of mutual relations between all the different aspects—for instance, the precise articulation of spaces—that is something that does not just happen by itself.

A good architect works slowly.

As far as I’m concerned, when I think of architecture, I think primarily of stability, serenity, and presence.
You have to define your position in the midst of this glut of information. The more information I can assimilate, the more serene my architecture becomes.

by Alvaro Siza

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