"I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity." — I.M. Pei, from his acceptance speech for the 1983 Pritzker Architecture Award.

"I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity." — I.M. Pei, from his acceptance speech for the 1983 Pritzker Architecture Award.

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Architect William Van Alen dressed up as the Chrysler Building. (1931)
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How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build? INTRIGUING ARCHITECTURE long pin full of information about history of famous buildings across the centuries. #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/intriguing-architecture/ - DATES and names of ARCHITECTS included, as well as less known fascinating info some people call #trivia. Pinned via Montbiz.. Source: infografía

How Long Did Famous Structures Take to Build? INTRIGUING ARCHITECTURE long pin full of information about history of famous buildings across the centuries. #DdO:) - https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/intriguing-architecture/ - DATES and names of ARCHITECTS included, as well as less known fascinating info some people call #trivia. Pinned via Montbiz.. Source: infografía

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Francine Houben leads one of The Netherlands most famous architect offices, Mecanoo. Her designs are both playfull, technically provocative, humane and firmly rooted in their context.

Francine Houben leads one of The Netherlands most famous architect offices, Mecanoo. Her designs are both playfull, technically provocative, humane and firmly rooted in their context.

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