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Twelve Days of Christmas with Architects: Day 6

By A. Lira V. Luis AIA posted Dec 17, 2012 11:04 AM

(To be sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas. See original article.)

On the sixth day of Christmas, by a cove there to see,
six Archi Sayings,  

"Life is very fleeting. It’s important to be gentle and optimistic. We look behind and think what we’ve done in this life has been good. It was simple; it was modest. Everyone creates their own story and moves on. That’s it. I don’t feel particularly important. What we create is not important. We’re very insignificant." 

-  Oscar Niemeyer

"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."

-  R.Buckminster Fuller

"A great building, in my opinion, must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”

-  Louis Kahn

"Architecture has always been as much about the event that takes place in a space as about the space itself."

-  Bernard Tschumi

"Never talk to a client about architecture...He will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time."

-  Mies van der Rohe

"A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart."

                                                                                                - Frank Lloyd Wright
five Wall Claddings,
Designwall™ 1000 by Kingspan. Boston Convention Center building by Rafael Vinoly Architects PC. Photo from Kingspan website.

Parklex Timber Cladding by Parklex. Vantone Center building in Tianjin, China. Photo by Nathaniel McMahon.
Porcelanosa Butech Products and Ventilated Facade Systems. Photo by Porcelanosa Butech.
Ceramic Tiles of Italy's Energy-efficient Exterior Porcelain Facades. Wilkinson Office/Warehouse building by Michael P. Johnson. Photo courtesy of Michael P. Johnson.
NOW Cladding by Crossville. Los Gatos library in California by Noll & Tam Architects. Photo from Architizer website.

four Architects,
"The Modern Architecture Game". It is a board game produced by Next Architects where players
"can test their knowledge about the (four) greatest architects, their famous buildings, and legendary quotes as they make their way around the board to win the game." Photo from Materialicious. (Pictured from left to right: Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe)

three Black Pens,

two Lego Sets,
Fallingwater Lego Set. Photo from Lego website.

Farnsworth House Lego Set. Photo from Lego website.

and mold Plywood for an Eames Tree.

Christmas tree made by molding plywood chair legs by Charles and Ray Eames.
Circa 1946. Photo from Library of Congress website.