Daily Dose: Architecture Is…

But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour.
– Thom Mayne, contemporary Los Angeles-based architect

Architecture is an art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.
– Friedrich von Schelling, 19th century German philosopher

I find these quotes compelling and I’m interested to know your reactions. Do you, as architects (or engineers, builders, etc.), seek to influence cultural as well as geographic structures with your buildings? Leave a comment!

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