Images for July 30, 2009: Student Passions, The Future of Architecture, 30 years out.

One aspect in a fully-formed architectural education is the collecting of aphorisms.

Why? - at the very least one must be prepared when, as inevitably happens, one's client digs out an old chestnut to test one's own architectural education.

On a positive note, aphorisms tell us much about the thinking of a designer.

Whose sayings are these?

A house is a machine for living in.

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light

(Le Corbusier - Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris)

Corbu's Chapel at Ronchamp

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

God is in the details.

Mies' Barcelon Pavilion

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.

Less is more.

(Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

(Frank Lloyd Wright)

I call architecture frozen music.

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Form follows function

(Louis Sullivan)

To me, the drawn language is a very revealing language; one can see in a few lines whether a man is really an architect.

Always design a thing by considering its next larger context- a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

The world runs in rabbit time; architecture in elephant time.

(Eero Saarinen)

Saarinen's TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport

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

(Philip Johnson)

Johnson's New Canaan Glass House

Architecture begins where engineering ends

(Walter Gropius)

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)

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

(Constantin Brancusi)

But - enough of the past; here are some images of new student work by Eric Moed:

A project that shows definite hints of Constructivism, and Early 20th century Dutch deStijl

A study in sectional analysis? Wave forms?

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