Architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. Creative work is expressed in our time as a union of technology and humanity.— Kenzo Tange
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Inconsistency itself breeds vitality.
In architecture, the demand was no longer for box-like forms, but for buildings that have something to say to the human emotions.
Design of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
We live in a world where great incompatibles co-exist: the human scale and the superhuman scale, stability and mobility, permanence and change, identity and anonymity, comprehensibility and universality.
I like to think there is something deep in our own world of reality that will create a dynamic balance between technology and human existence, the relationship between which has a decisive effect on contemporary cultural forms and social structure.
Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission.
.. (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.
Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical.
I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter.
I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s.
In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society.
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.
Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.