October 12, 2009

blog wunderlust: 12 October 2009

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The best architecture comes from a synthesis of all the elements that separately comprise a builing, from 1) its relationship to the streetscape or skyline to 2) the structure that holds it up; 3) the services that allow it work; 4) the ecology of the building; 5) the materials used; 6) the character of the spaces; 7) the aesthetic dimension and the beauty of light and shade; 8) the symbolism of the form; and 9) the way in which it signals it's presence in the city or countryside.

via Reflections (2005) Norman Foster

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