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Timeless or Timebound Architectural Principles

Buildings ought not to be conceived as objects of short-term consumption but of long-term use.  The principles which guide their design and construction must therefore transcend fashions and whims.  Paraphrasing Hannah Ahrendt, without buildings and towns transcending the life-span of its builders, no public realm, no lasting and collective expression as craft or as art, strictly speaking no culture, is possible.

— Leon Krier

From New Classicisim

By Andreas Papadakis & Harriet Watson

2 Responses to Timeless or Timebound Architectural Principles

  1. Joe Medallion October 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM #

    Truer words were never spoken.

  2. Ken October 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM #

    Amen, Joe!

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