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First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture. Gustav Stickley
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Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis. Tadao Ando
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Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe. Minoru Yamasaki
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Since I am a Japanese man who's been building through the experience of Japanese architecture, my actual designs come from Japanese architectural concepts, although they're based on Western methods and materials. Tadao Ando
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When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan. Tadao Ando
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I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play. Philip Warren Anderson
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All architecture is great architecture after sunset. Gilbert K Chesterton
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If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture. Minoru Yamasaki
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After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings. Harry Seidler
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Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest. Stephen Gardiner
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I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s. Kenzo Tange
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You could say that my aim is 'to recover the place'. The place is a result of nature and time; this is the most important aspect. I think my architecture is some kind of frame of nature. With it, we can experience nature more deeply and more intimately. Transparency is a characteristic of Japanese architecture; I try to use light and natural materials to get a new kind of transparency. Kengo Kuma
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Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture. Tadao Ando
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Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul. Ernest Dimnet
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A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of authentic democracy. Walter Gropius
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Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise. Adolf Loos
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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. Frank Lloyd Wright
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Architecture is invention. Oscar Niemeyer
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Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture. Tadao Ando
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I think Ms. Monroe's architecture is extremely good architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright
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