Inconsistency itself breeds vitality.
Architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. Creative work is expressed in our time as a union of technology and humanity.
We live in a world where great incompatibles co-exist: the human scale and the superhuman scale, stability and mobility, permanence and change, identity and anonymity, comprehensibility and universality.
In architecture, the demand was no longer for box-like forms, but for buildings that have something to say to the human emotions.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.
I like to think there is something deep in our own world of reality that will create a dynamic balance between technology and human existence, the relationship between which has a decisive effect on contemporary cultural forms and social structure.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart
Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.
Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical
I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning
Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter
I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s.
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