Sunday, March 8, 2009

--Relevant Quotations

These were found on the previously mentioned USDA Forest Service Building Guidelines site. They are very meaningful statements and encouraging.

“Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for.” —Frederick Law Olmsted

“Architecture and landscape design are not words on paper.…Situated in microclimates on the ground, connecting past to the future, palpably there, alive with flora and fauna, they are the stage for life itself.” —Douglas Kelbaugh

“The relationship of man-made structures to the natural world offers the richest and most valuable experience that architecture can show.” —Vincent Scully

“Organic building is natural building: construction proceeding harmoniously from the nature of a planned or organized inside outward to a consistent outside....” —Frank Lloyd Wright

“If we build in sensible ways, responding to the opportunities and limitations afforded by each site, the light, climate and topography, we will also begin to reinforce the distinctive character of our region, deepening its residents’ sense of place.” —Jeff Limerick

“A natural environment of this magnificence and grandeur has had a humbling impact on the region's architecture.… This is not the climate for loud and glamorous architecture.” —Douglas Kelbaugh

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