Architecture and Nature

Jeder Ort unterscheidet sich von der Wildnis, indem er eine gewaltige Ablagerung der menschlichen Mühe beinhaltet. Dieser Boden ist nicht das Werk der Natur, sondern Werk unserer Hände, eine künstliche Heimat.

Carlo Cattaneo

 

Die Natur ist ein Dreck.

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

 

Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. Yet we should not attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity. If you view nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it gains a more profound significance than if viewed from outside. This way more is said about nature – it becomes a port of a larger whole.

Mies van der Rohe

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