Monday, May 12, 2008

the architecture, Tadao Ando

"Architecture not only mirrors the times; it must also offer criticism of the times. It represents an autonomous system of thought. To think architecturally is not merely to deal with external conditions or to solve functional problems. I am convinced that architects must train themselves to ask fundamental questions, to give free rain to their individual architectural imaginations, and to consider people, life, history, tradition and climate. We must create architectural spaces in which man can experience - as he does with poetry or music - surprise, discovery, intellectual stimulation, peace and joy of life"

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