Kenneth Frampton quotes

  • From the Berlin tenement reform law of 1897 to H. P. Berlage's plan for Amsterdam South of 1917, designers and theorists in Germany and Holland moved toward the development of a perimeter residential block that would preserve the plastic continuity of the street while opening up the resultant courtyard for use as an enclosed semi-public space.
    -- Kenneth Frampton

    #Block #Space #Law

  • Many of the received models of modern architecture and planning owe their ultimate origin to the building code and public health reform movements of the second half of the 19th century.
    -- Kenneth Frampton

    #Reform #Movement #Half

  • Modern building has become so universally conditioned by optimized technology that the possibility of creating significant urban form has become extremely limited.
    -- Kenneth Frampton

    #Technology #Creating #Urban

  • When we are in our studios, in our private space... we need to block out the outside world; we need to disbelieve anything that would doubt us, because - everyone will doubt us if we allow them that space.

  • The alleycats manipulate the blocks with gutter magic

  • Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society.

  • The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.

  • Thus would I double my life's fading space;For he that runs it well, runs twice his race.

  • While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.

  • First of all, directing is an idea that you have of a total flow of images that are going on, which are incidentally actors, words, and objects in space. It's an idea you have of yourself, like the idea you have of your own personality which finds its best representation in the world in terms of specific flows of imaginary images. That's what directing is.

  • I always knew I was going to die in space.

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws.

  • There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.