By Melville Thomas Architects
On 21, Aug 2013 | In Thoughts | By Melville Thomas Architects
- Architecture comes from desire, not necessity.
- There is no bad color, only bad use of color.
- Form does not exist without light.
- Scale is relative.
- Architecture embraces the unexpected.
- There is no view without edges.
- Creative people are good at re-defining a problem.
- Most people look at a chair and see the chair. A creative person looks at a chair and sees what is around the chair.
- Who needs a 9,600 s.f. house?
- A line of trees doesn’t divide, it connects.
- There is energy in a curve.
- Whether an answer is right or wrong depends on how you look at the question.
- An Engineer looks for the best answer while an Architect looks for many best answers.
- Anyone can draw as long as the eyes and brain are engaged.
- Symmetry is not always symmetrical.
- Structure is not just columns and beams.
- Architects make buildings. Landscape Architects make magic.
- Whether something is big or little is relative.
- A small sign may display a more powerful message than a big sign.
- Architect’s deal in ones or threes, but not twos.
- If you think a good work of architecture is expensive then try to imagine the cost of something that is worthless.
- What would the Parthenon look like if the marble columns were made of fiberglass?
- If there were nothing good then how would you know what is bad?
- You are fooling yourself if you think vinyl siding looks like wood. So why is it made to look like wood?
- A trained eye can identify a snap in window mullion from 100 yards away. They really don’t fool anybody.
- A real shutter casts a shadow. A fake shutter doesn’t.
- There is no excuse for mediocrity.