Minoru Yamasaki Quotes


31 Minoru Yamasaki quotes:



"But now I know that it is very important that all buildings should be consistent, that this is the quality of the Gothic cathedral, for instance, that we like."
"I want to do very useful buildings and I would like to find a method of producing these buildings through our technology because I think that this is the only way that we will gain wonderful environment easily in the future."
"If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture."
"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus."
"And I like the idea of change. Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on the wall and then just not think of it anymore because it's there like a piece of furniture."
"And sometimes I'm criticized. But I think that if those who criticize us will look at the reason why the shape is this, well then, I think that they would not object so strenuously."
"And exciting buildings are fine periodically."
"I can't do everything obviously although sometimes I know that all of us wish that we could."
"If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls."
"In other words, I have no truck for anyone who goes out and does an eclectic building."
"The interesting thing about Oberlin College as it differs from other more urban schools or universities is that it is a walking campus."
"We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless."
"Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had felt from the very beginning that somehow this building should symbolize this sense of being a gateway."
"I feel this is very important for us to have serene buildings because our civilization is chaotic as it is, you see; our whole machine age has brought about a chaos that has to be somehow counterbalanced, I think."
"If you look at the buildings, you'll find that one part looks as if it was designed by one man, and you go around and look at another facade and it looks as if it was designed by another man, you see."
"In other words, each piece of the building must look as though it was designed for that particular building."
"Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe."
"So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent."
"The view outside was much more important than the exhibits."
"The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."



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