Sunday, 20 November 2011

Lebbeus Woods

It is amazing to find an architect that inspires you so much, tells about everything you believe in architecture and makes you nod to each sentence you read about his work.
Theory, experimentation and extravagant thinking about spaces, concepts and understanding of contexts creates extraordinary pieces of work.
The way he manages to confront the social crisis, issues in order to create new.

I’m not interested in living in a fantasy world ... All my work is still meant to evoke real architectural spaces. But what interests me is what the world would be like if we were free of conventional limits. Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules.
Woods, Lebbeus and Nicolai Ouroussoff (Reviwer). "An Architect Unshackled by Limits of the Real World." in: New York Times. August 25, 2008.

Architecture and war are not incompatible. Architecture is war. War is architecture. I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms. I am one of millions who do not fit in, who have no home, no family, no doctrine, no firm place to call my own, no known beginning or end, no "sacred and primordial site." I declare war on all icons and finalities, on all histories that would chain me with my own falseness, my own pitiful fears. I know only moments, and lifetimes that are as moments, and forms that appear with infinite strength, then "melt into air." I am an architect, a constructor of worlds, a sensualist who worships the flesh, the melody, a silhouette against the darkening sky. I cannot know your name. Nor you can know mine. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a city.

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