When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people - not our buildings.
Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning buildings qualified by light bred by native character to environment married to the ground.
Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person and with the innermost nature of human feeling.
You can't imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.
'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands whole as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting healing.
You know if you look back in the 1930s the money went to infrastructure. The bridges the municipal buildings the roads those were all built with stimulus money spent on infrastructure. This stimulus bill has fundamentally gone started out with a $500 rebate check remember. That went to buy flat-screen TVs made in China.
There is one timeless way of building. It is a thousand years old and the same today as it has ever been. The great traditional buildings of the past the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way.
The physician can bury his mistakes but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
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.
Kolkata is a great city has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for and even handling the crowds but on the whole it was fun shooting there.
My buildings are more famous than me.
I wanted to experience New York to look up and see buildings.
They claim this mother of ours the Earth for their own use and fence their neighbors away from her and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
I've got a very deep and abiding passion about education being far more than buildings and textbooks it's what children bring into school with them.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
The buildings that I build very often have a dreamlike reality. I don't mean by that they have a fantasy quality at all in fact quite the reverse. They contain in some degree the ingredients that give dreams their power... stuff that's very close to us.
There is no reason to design buildings that are more basic and rectilinear because with concrete you can cover almost any space.
No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where like all desert dwellers they dream their buildings rather than design them.
You can be a mason and build 50 buildings but it doesn't mean you can design one.
I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums concert halls and civic buildings.
When I design buildings I think of the overall composition much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
Good buildings come from good people ad all problems are solved by good design.