23 quotes found by Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie
He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.
beauty  truth  Order  # 356421
Moshe Safdie
I'm completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It's the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves.
design  Taken  Authority  # 356422
Moshe Safdie
Beauty connotes humanity. We call a natural object beautiful because we see that its form expresses fitness, the perfect fulfillment of function.
beauty  Fitness  beautiful  # 356423
Moshe Safdie
Performing arts buildings are complex. The acoustics, the sight lines and all that have to just be perfect. So you begin with just making these things sublime as musical instruments. And if you fail there, you have failed it all.
perfect  Fail  Begin  # 356424
Moshe Safdie
Architecture has joined the world of fashion, but fashion is passing and architecture is timeless.
fashion  Passing  Joined  # 356425
Moshe Safdie
A painter, a sculptor, a writer, they can express freely. They don't affect society as a whole. We build buildings that have a purpose, that stay there for hundreds of years or decades.
society  writer  purpose  # 356426
Moshe Safdie
Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking.
time  past  Looking  # 356427
Moshe Safdie
Who knows, maybe I am simply a talented architect?
Knows  Maybe  Simply  # 356428
Moshe Safdie
I think you need to, as an architect, understand the essence of a place and create a building that feels like it resonates with the culture of a place. So my buildings in India or in Kansas City or in Arkansas or in Singapore, they come out different because the places are so different.
understand  culture  Create  # 356429
Moshe Safdie
Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.
work  design  Discipline  # 356430
Moshe Safdie
A house is not a machine! It's something else for living - but not a machine.
living  house  Machine  # 356431
Moshe Safdie
Architecture is changing faster than some other professions.
Changing  Faster  # 356432
Moshe Safdie
Countries and places have a history, a story, and a culture.
history  story  culture  # 356433
Moshe Safdie
I grew up in a country where the environment was very social justice-oriented.
social  Grew  # 356434
Moshe Safdie
I try firstly to make buildings humane.
Buildings  Humane  Firstly  # 356435
Moshe Safdie
We live in a complicated, oppressive world with enormous cities and vast populations, and I try to contribute by making it more light and open and calm.
light  open  Calm  # 356436