Quotations

The following are key quotations from writers, philosophers, designers, and architects that have influenced Oxide Architecture's philosophy.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

"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 Read more
Anais Nin

Anais Nin

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin  
Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson

"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
Garcia Lorca

Garcia Lorca, Theory and Play Of The Duende

"Goethe, who in speaking of Paganini hit on a definition of the duende: 'A mysterious force that everyone feels and no philosopher has explained.' So, then, the duende is a force not a labour, a struggle not a thought. I heard an old maestro of the guitar say: 'The duende is not in the throat: the duende surges up, inside, from the soles of the feet.' Meaning, it's not a question of skill, but of a style that's truly alive: meaning, it's in the veins: meaning, it's of the most ancient culture of immediate creation." - Garcia Lorca, Theory and Play Of The Duende 1933
John Ruskin

John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1880

"...do but design with the owl's eyes first, and you will gain the falcon's afterwards."  - John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1880
RM Schindler

R.M.Schindler, Architect “Care of the Body”, 1926

"An interesting plainness is the most difficult and most precious thing to achieve." - R.M.Schindler, Architect "Care of the Body", 1926