Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Mohsen Mostafavi September 1, 2014

An amazing critique of the English language explaining the parameters that constitute a classic work of literature—but equally important for the parallels between writing and architecture.

February 18, 2019

I found this a profound guide to living a life of accomplishment—trying to get anything done with other people— as well as an insight into someone I have admired for a long time.

By Nancye Green December 11, 2013

Illustrates in maddening detail the designer’s excruciating fascination with the ordinary as extraordinary.

By Nathalie de Vries August 15, 2013

On my first ever trip to the U.S., I went to L.A. instead of New York because of this book.

By Paolo Deganello August 2, 2013

I suggest that young architects and designers create for the “99 percent.”

November 19, 2013

Ada Louise Huxtable deftly ties Wright’s work and his life together without exaggerating the connections between the two.

By Paul Marantz January 2, 2014

All you ever need to know about how we try to banish night.

By Peter Bohlin November 14, 2013

Louis Kahn has been my favorite American architect, producing work that is both rigorous and touching, of seeming inevitability and gravity yet emotionally laden. He remains a great teacher. He is a man who can, in a project or words, make me tearful.

By Peter Mendelsund November 21, 2013

My first and most profound lesson in world-building. Lesson learned: All you need is a crayon.

By Peter Mendelsund October 4, 2013

Lesson learned: Life can be messy and beautiful in equal measure. (Design can be, too.)