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