A celebration of primal forces (earth/ air/ water/ light) coaxes the visitor through the metaphorical entry courtyard, portal and interior gallery.

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Mark Canada A.I.A. Architect

Favorite Quotes:

"Less is more"
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1929

"God is in the details"
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1959

"Less is a bore"
Robert Venturi
1986

"Form follows function"
Louis Kahn
1959

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space"
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1959

"Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth"
Frank Lloyd Wright
1930

"Take care of the luxuries
and the necessities will take care of themselves"

Le Corbusier
1961

"I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster,
and leaves less room for lies"

Le Corbusier
1961

"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep"
Le Corbusier
recalled on his death August 27, 1965

"The home should be the treasure chest of living"
Le Corbusier
recalled on his death

"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificant, of forms assembled in the light"
Le Corbusier
recalled on his death

"It is not an individual act, architecture. You have to consider your client. Only out of that can you produce great architecture. You cannot work in the abstract"
I.M. Pei
1978

"The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence"
Eero Saarinen
1968

"To me, the drawn language is a very revealing language, one can see in a few lines whether a man is really an architect"
Eero Saarinen
1977

"The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you are talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams"
Robert A. M. Stern
1985

"The great thing about being an architect is
that you can walk into your dreams"

Harold E. Wagoner
1986

"All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the persons in that space"
Philip Johnson
1975

"Architects are pretty much high- class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we both have to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business"
Philip Johnson
1980

"I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?"
Philip Johnson
1980

"Architecture begins where engineering ends"
Walter Gropius
1978

"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty... but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong"
R. Buckminster Fuller
1985

"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines"
Frank Lloyd Wright
1953

"No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built"
Frank Lloyd Wright

"Get in the habit of analysis- Analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind"
Frank Lloyd Wright

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge"
Albert Einstein

"The architect who combines in his being the powers of vision, of imagination, of intellect, of sympathy with human need and the power to interpret them in a language vernacular and time--- is he who shall create poems in stone."
Louis Sullivan

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"When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity."

Walter Cronkite

Photo Pyramids at GiZ

Pyramids at Giza
29°58'41 "N, 31°07'53" E