Friday, March 23, 2007

Aalvar Alto

“ But if you want my blessig for your home, it should have one more characteristic: you must give yourself away in some little detail. Your home should purposely show up some weakness of yours. This may seem to be a field in which the architect’s authority ceases, but no architectural creation is complete without some such trail: it will not be alive. This trait can be compared to the need for a particularly subtle kind of humor to expose one’s own weaknesses”

“ Only when the constructive parts of a building, the forms derived from them logically, and our empirical knowledge are colored with what we might seriously call the art of play, only then are we on the right path. Technology and economics must always be combined with a life-enhancing charm.”