Architects have this erotic relationship with the being that is the space in which people live, and that’s the only way I can describe it. When an architect sees a beautiful project, you can see his palms sweat, see that he salivates a bit, that his heartbeat is quickened. There’s something so evocative about a dwelling, and being educated to experience these dwellings so actively makes the environment the most beautiful aspect of life.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (1936), Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Four Freedoms Park - FDR Memorial
Designed by Louis Kahn
Étienne-Louis Boullée - Cénotaph for Newton, 1784 (image:http://rosswolfe.wordpress.com)