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Posted by  arc_grad_student on October 09, 2003 at 09:26:31:

In Reply to:  Re: why do you appreciate architecture posted by Donald on October 09, 2003 at 09:07:51:

Sorry chief, but that was Louis Sullivan who said 'Form follows Function"

Here's a Philip Johnson quote that migh tbe better: "All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space."

And I disagree with your response to some degree. The biggest problem with the proffesion of architecture is that the architect as an artist of sorts has to listen and conform his/her ideas to the client who is more than likley not of a design background. The fact that the function and cost is so much more important that the ending architectural form is the unfortunate reason behind all the dryvit boxes and strip malls you see everywhere.

Go with your gut dude, if you're still in school you always have the option of "working outside of the box". Don't let the man keep you down or you'll lose the passion for design that's clearly needed in the world today.

But hey, that just my opinion. PEACE

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