The wheel’s hub holds thirty spokes Utility depends on the hole through the hub. The potter’s clay forms a vessel It is the space within that serves. A house is built with solid walls The nothingness of window and door alone render it usable. That which exists may be transformed What is non-existent has boundless uses. Lao Zi Dao De Jing (circa 6th century BCE)
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We are all frequently disabled—whether in a rush, in a foreign place, drunk, 18 years old or less, tired or old. Safety must be as integral a part of design as delight. The availability of almost subliminal information is prime. Anticipation in design and dispensation is as important as is in the reception. For delight and well being extra knowledge can enrich the commonplace. Architecturally, the content of visual information must be for the observer and not for the dispenser who demands recognition for his three dimensional dexterity.
– Cedric Price, “Anticipatory Architecture: Cedric Price Special Issue,” in Architect’s Journal ( 5 September 1996 ): 36.
“A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright