Steven Holl quotes

  • Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Links #Architecture #Poetic

  • I think architecture, to be really intense and fulfilling, doesn't have to be large.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Thinking #Architecture #Intense

  • Princeton University's campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Unique #Opportunity #Challenges

  • Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Space #Water #Darkness

  • You can say I'm not the easiest architect in the world, because I'm always trying to push the limits,
    -- Steven Holl

    #Trying #Limits #World

  • I never look at the newspaper in the morning. That's the worst thing you can do with your brain.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Morning #Brain #Looks

  • Frank Lloyd Wright made houses right up until the end. I think that's important because it gives you a direct connection to all the basic aspects of architecture - the spatial energy of the place, the construction, the materials, the site, the detail.
    -- Steven Holl

    #Thinking #Giving #House

  • If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.

  • Judges are the weakest link in our system of justice, and they are also the most protected.

  • I think there's value in experience and observations that link past to present.

  • Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

  • I am but an architectural composer.

  • Tradition is a challenge to innovation..

  • I was both charmed and moved by Midday with Buuel, Mexican filmmaker and writer Claudio Isaac's personal and very poetic recollection of his friendship with his mentor, the Spanish surrealist Luis Buuel.

  • It has often been observed that the repercussion of poetic language on prose language can be considered a decisive cut of a whip.

  • Every true poet, I thought, must be original and originality a condition of poetic genius; so that each poet is like a species in nature (not an individuum genericum or specificum ) and can never recur. That nothing shd. be old or borrowed however cannot be.

  • All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.