"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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Architectural diagram most likely composed in illustrator.

Architectural diagram most likely composed in illustrator.

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Philip Johnson, who designed one of my fave buildings in NY. The broken pediment up top reminds me of all the furniture in the Abella household. Hahaha.  (It's the AT&T/Sony HQ building on Madison.)

Philip Johnson, who designed one of my fave buildings in NY. The broken pediment up top reminds me of all the furniture in the Abella household. Hahaha. (It's the AT&T/Sony HQ building on Madison.)

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El papel del arquitecto será luchar por UN MUNDO MEJOR, donde pueda hacer una arquitectura que sirva a todos y no sólo a un grupo de hombres privilegiados. Oscar Niemeyer, 2004. Brazilian architect.

El papel del arquitecto será luchar por UN MUNDO MEJOR, donde pueda hacer una arquitectura que sirva a todos y no sólo a un grupo de hombres privilegiados. Oscar Niemeyer, 2004. Brazilian architect.

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Cutout people: famous architects - Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe

Cutout people: famous architects - Ludwig-Mies-van-der-Rohe

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Famous Architects Unveil Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Famous Architects Unveil Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Architects dressed as their most famous buildings: Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street) at the 1931 Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball.

Architects dressed as their most famous buildings: Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street) at the 1931 Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball.

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40 Most Famous Architects of the 21st Century - Archute

40 Most Famous Architects of the 21st Century - Archute

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40 famous architects of the 21st century

40 famous architects of the 21st century

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Door levers and handles by famous architects and designers.

Door levers and handles by famous architects and designers.

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