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.

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In architecture, the demand was no longer for box-like forms, but for buildings that have something to say to the human emotions.

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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.

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Kenzo Tange quote Design of purely arbitrary nature cannot

Design of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

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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.

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Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

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Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

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I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission.

.. (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning.

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Nevertheless, the basic forms, spaces, and appearances must be logical.

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I am aware of changes gradually taking place in my own designs as part of my thinking on this matter.

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I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s.

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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.

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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.

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About Kenzo Tange

Quotes 15 sayings
Nationality Japanese
Profession Architect
Birthday October 16

Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.

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Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.

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