建筑的121种定义

建筑的121种定义

有多少位建筑师和建筑评论家就有多少个关于建筑学的定义。虽然有些人赞成将其视为艺术,但其他人则将建筑所承担的重要社会责任视为其最明确的属性。一旦谈及“建筑学是什么”,就意味着大胆开启了一个充满争议性的议题。可是每当我们埋头苦干于重大项目或是思考为何选择了这条职业道路时,大部分人或多或少会扪心自问——“建筑学究竟是什么”。

很多时候,从事建筑设计有如苦行;然而有时,它却能给予人极大的满足感。也许,最重要的是,建筑学本就具有较强的适应性及变化万千的可能性。

这个语录的合集揭示了瞬息万变的建筑学含义;不同场合下我们会赋予建筑学以不同的定义,可能是我们与同僚讨论时,或是调整措辞向外行解释时。

注意:当今,人们痴迷于仅凭寥寥数字便可勾人思绪,可这种做法很容易使人脱离评论所处的时代背景。但是这些评论同时又属于一个更宏观、微妙的话语体系下。来源和(或)时代背景被每一个定义所包含。

1.“建筑活动绝对是一种政治行为。” —— 彼得·艾森曼 (Peter Eisenman)源自《国土报》

“Architecture is definitely a political act.” – Peter Eisenman in Haaretz

2.“建筑设计不是困难的,而是坚苦卓绝的。” —— 扎哈·哈迪德  (Zaha Hadid)  源自《卫报》

“Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It’s very tough.” – Zaha Hadid in The Guardian

3.“建筑活动,顾名思义,是指一个合作的过程。”—— 约书亚·拉姆斯 (Joshua Prince-Ramus)  源自Fast Company

“Architecture is by definition a very collaborative process.” – Joshua Prince-Ramus in Fast Company

4.“通过建筑设计,我们可以观察,思考并探究我们所处的世界及人类在其中的位置。”—— 汤姆·梅恩  (Thom Mayne) 源自普利兹克颁奖演说

“Architecture is a way of seeing, thinking and questioning our world and our place in it.” – Thom Mayne in his Prtizker Prize Acceptance Speech

5.“建筑学是艺术和科学的结晶,它能够真正地确保城市和建筑物与我们想要的生活方式相适应:它是一个将社会理想呈现于真实世界的过程”  —— 比雅克·英格斯 (Bjarke Ingels) 源自 ArchDaily 采访

“Architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings actually fit with the way we want to live our lives: the process of manifesting our society into our physical world. – Bjarke Ingels in AD Interviews

6.“建筑是诚实的:无论如何它就在那里,它要么有效要么失败,其中的分别显而易见。”——雅克·赫尔佐格 (Jacques Herzog)源自哥伦比亚大学的一场讲座

“Architecture is merciless: it is what it is, it works or doesn’t, and you can clearly see the difference.” – Jacques Herzog in a lecture at Columbia University

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7.“建筑活动永远伴随着权力与重大利益,不论是经济方面的还是政治方面的。” —— 伯纳德·屈米 (Bernard Tschumi) 源自《纽约时报》

“Architecture is always related to power and related to large interests, whether financial or political.” – Bernard Tschumi in The New York Times

8.“建筑活动是复杂行为的典范—— Jeffrey Inaba

“Architecture is a good example of the complex dynamic of giving.” – Jeffrey Inaba in World of Giving

9.“建筑活动是十分繁杂的,它并不适合独行侠般的工作方式,我崇尚团队合作。” —— 理查德·罗杰斯 (Richard Rogers) 源自《卫报》

“Architecture is too complex for just one person to do it, and I love collaboration.” – Richard Rogers in The Guardian

10.“建筑活动是人类所能想到的最有影响力的行为。” —— 本·凡·伯克尔和卡洛琳·博斯 (Ben vanBerkel and Caroline Bos)

“Architecture is the most powerful deed that a man can imagine.” – Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos in Volume

11.“建筑活动是表达欢愉的一种行为。”—— NicolaiOuroussoff  源自《洛杉矶时报》

“Architecture is an act of optimism.” – Nicolai Ouroussoff in The LA Times

12.“建筑活动即人类的造物行为。”—— 马里奥·博塔 (Mario Botta)

“Architecture is an artificial fact.” – Mario Botta in Perspecta

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13.“建筑活动不乏浪漫主义者,对于他们来说,即便是建筑环境内微小的改变也能激发出其对美好社会的强烈愿望”——Mark Wigley

“Architecture is full of romantics who think that even relatively small changes to the built environment create the aspiration for a better society.”  – Mark Wigley in Surface Magazine

14.“建筑活动本应服务于大众,然而现实发展已与初衷渐行渐远。”—— Alexandra Lange

“Architecture is for us, the public, and it is going to get scuffed.” – Alexandra Lange in Design Observer

15.“进行建筑活动是国家职能之所在。”—— 约翰·拉斯金 (John Ruskin)

“Architecture is the work of nations…” John Ruskin in Stones of Venice

16.“建筑总是关于理想与职责,它是表达乌托邦思想的一种便利手段。”—— 罗兰·巴特 (Roland Barthes)

“Architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience.” – Roland Barthes in “Semiology and Urbanism”

17.“建筑活动是一种价值观的体现——建造方式即为居住方式的直接反映。”—— 诺曼·福斯特 (Norman Foster)

“Architecture is an expression of values – the way we build is a reflection of the way we live.” – Norman Foster in The European

18.“建筑设计是磨练身心的试炼场。” —— 密斯·凡·德·罗 (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

“Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit.”  – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in “ID Merger Speech

   

19.“如果你对建造建筑物感兴趣的话,就会发现建筑学不只是纯粹的理论知识,还是关于可能性的艺术。”——保罗鲁·道夫 (Paul Rudolph)

“Architecture is not a question of the purely theoretical if you’re interested in building buildings. It’s the art of what is possible.” – Paul Rudolph in Chicago Architects Oral History Project

20.“建筑学就是几何学。”——阿尔瓦罗·西扎

“Architecture is geometry.” – Álvaro Siza in Imaginar a Evidência (Imagining Evidence)

21.“建筑能够改善生活条件:不论是环境的,还是社会的,有时甚至是政治的”—— Arjen Oosterman

“Architecture is about improving conditions: environmental, social and sometimes also political.”  – Arjen Oosterman in Volume

22.“建筑不单是一种事物,也并非只是一种艺术形式……它必须能够解决实际问题;它必须是有益于社会的。”——刘晓都 源自 《建筑的作用是什么?对话刘晓都》ArchDaily 采访

“Architecture is not just one thing. It is not just an art. … It has to deal with the real situation; it has to do something good for the society.” – Xiaodu Liu in “What Can Architecture Do? An Interview with Xiaodu Liu” on ArchDaily

23.“建筑设计不单指场地上的建筑物:它更关乎于场地自身的重塑”—— Sean Lally

“Architecture is much more than the building of an object on a site: it is a reinvention of the site itself.” – Sean Lally in The Air From Other Planets

24.“建筑学与语言异曲同工:新出现的设计应该遵守语法规则以此避免与既有结构相冲突。”——查尔斯王子 (Prince Charles)

“Architecture is a language: new designs should abide by grammatical rules to avoid dissonance with existing structures.” – Prince Charles in The Architectural Review

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25.“建筑学如同一座未被开发的宝藏,如此多的宏伟篇章等待着人们去构想,去呈现,去建造。”——Matthew Hoffman

“Architecture is an untapped source of magnificent stories waiting to be imagined, visualized, and built.” – Matthew Hoffman in “Blank Space Launches Architecture Storytelling Competition

26.“通过设计建筑环境以服务他人是建筑设计的宗旨。”——Kevin J Singh

“Architecture is about serving others through the design of the built environment.” – Kevin J Singh in “21 Rules for A Successful Life in Architecture

27.“放之四海,建筑设计都是一项十分复杂的工作。所有的推动力和项目进程恰巧同时发生是十分罕见的。”—— 雷姆·库哈斯 (Rem Koolhaas)

“Architecture is a very complex effort everywhere. It’s very rare that all the forces that need to coincide to actually make a project proceed are happening at the same time.” – Rem Koolhaas in Co.Design

28.“通过成为工艺的一种表达方式,建筑旨在传承为人们提供庇护和安全这一简单诉求。”——Jay A. Pritzker 源自1985 年普利兹克颁奖演说

“Architecture is intended to transcend the simple need for shelter and security by becoming an expression of artistry.” – Jay A. Pritzker in his 1985 Pritzker Ceremony Speech

29.“建筑是唯一一种让人自发的想要为之心醉神迷的艺术形式。你可以回避绘画,你可以回避音乐,你甚至可以回避历史。但无论如何,你都无法抵挡建筑的魅力。”——Philippe Daverio

“Architecture is the only art that you can’t help but feel. You can avoid paintings, you can avoid music, and you can even avoid history. But good luck getting away from architecture.” – Philippe Daverio in Humans of New York

30.“建筑就是文化凝练沉淀的那一刻。”—— 让·努维尔 (Jean Nouvel)源自《新闻周刊》(Newsweek)

“Architecture is the petrification of a cultural moment.” – Jean Nouvel in Newsweek

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31.“从事建筑设计需要耐力和长寿这两个要素:接受持久的教育,长期的训练,投入大量的时间和生命。”——Catherine Slessor

“Architecture is characterised by endurance and longevity: a long education, long training, long hours and long lives.” – Catherine Slessor in The Architectural Review

32.“建筑学是对立事物的中和。”—— Juhani Pallasmaa

“Architecture is a muddle of irreconcilable things.” – Juhani Pallasmaa in The Architectural Review

33.“从很多方面上讲,建筑可看作是一类非常具体的科幻作品。它自成一套逻辑方式。”—— Geoff Manaugh  源自《建筑师》

“Architecture is, in many ways, a very specific type of science fiction; it is its own genre of speculative thought,” – Geoff Manaugh in Architect

34.“建筑设计基本上与庞大的世界人口无关,因为建筑师们自己选择了这条道路。”—— Bruce Mau 源自《建筑师》

“Architecture is largely irrelevant to the great mass of the world’s population because architects have chosen to be.” – Bruce Mau in Architect

35.“建筑学不再单指地平线上那些生殖崇拜般的封闭塔楼,更多的是关于那些与城市互动的公园及公共空间。”——Alissa Walker

“Architecture is becoming less about a single walled-off phallus on the horizon, and more about parks and public spaces which engage with the city.” – Alissa Walker in Gizmodo

36.“通常来说,建筑的设计过程胜于建筑的建造过程。”—— Sam Jaco

“Architecture is most often a victory over the process of creating architecture.” – Sam Jacob in Log

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37.“建筑学能够推动对社会现状的深刻批判。”—— Reinhold Martin

“Architecture is capable of mounting a profound critique of the status quo.” – Reinhold Martin in Places

38.“建筑是如此醒目且庞大的物体,它的存在必然会影响到所有人。”—— Gautam Bhatia

“Architecture is such a conspicuous immensely physical object in space its presence is bound to influence everyone.” – Gautam Bhatia in India International Centre Quarterly

39.“建筑学不仅仅是关于建造,它更多的是一种提高人们生活质量的手段。”——Diébédo Francis Kéré

“Architecture is not just about building. It’s a means of improving people’s quality of life.” – Diébédo Francis Kéré in Washington Post

40.“建筑需要用身体去体验——通过观察和触摸方才能更完全的理解建筑。”—— Nicolai Ouroussoff

“Architecture is a physical experience — it needs to be seen and touched to be wholly understood.” – Nicolai Ouroussoff in Los Angeles Times

41.建筑是很深奥困难的一件事,我直到最近才意识到。它就像音乐,你可以享受,但-要了解它-又是另一回事了。——Diana Agrest,全国公共广播电台教育栏目(NPR Ed)

“Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently. It’s like music. You can enjoy it but — to know it — it’s a different story.” – Diana Agrest in nprEd

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42. 建筑有能力吸收任何事物,所以也会消融在一切之中。—— Ole Bouman,《Volume》杂志

“Architecture is capable of absorbing anything, and hence tends to dissolve into everything.”  – Ole Bouman in Volume

43. 建筑不只是科技和美学的结合物,更是一种展现生活方式的框架结构 – 而且,如果幸运的话,展现的是一种明智的生活方式。—— Bernard Rudofsky

“Architecture is not just a matter of technology and aesthetics but the frame for a way of life – and, with luck, an intelligent way of life.” – Bernard Rudofsky

44.建筑是一门可以拥有多元兴趣的学科。你可以是一个哲学家,一个地理学家,一个科学家,一个艺术家,一个工程师;对于建筑,你可以充满诗意。——Toshiko Mori, 《都市报》

“Architecture is a discipline where you can have multivalent interests. You could be a philosopher, a geographer, a scientist, an artist, an engineer; you can be poetic about it.” – Toshiko Mori in Metropolis

45. 建筑是为了更远大更高的目标。—— Stanley Tigerman,《新闻周刊》

“Architecture is supposed to be about a higher purpose.” – Stanley Tigerman in Newsweek

46. 建筑是最大众广泛的艺术,而大众又是最严苛的评论家。—— Eric Parry,《卫报》

“Architecture is the most public of the arts, and the public are severe critics.” – Eric Parry in The Guardian

47.建筑是一个形式制造者,问题解决者,也是环境创造者,而国际博览会正是它的实验室。——Ada Louise Huxtable,《纽约时报》

“Architecture is a form­maker, problem‐solver and environment‐creator, and the international exposition is its laboratory.”  – Ada Louise Huxtable in New York Times

 

 

48.建筑是为了完善自然,而优秀的建筑能使自然环境更加美丽 – 它能给予自然一股能量。—— Claudio Silvestrin,《Elle Decor》杂志

“Architecture is supposed to complete nature. Great architecture makes nature more beautiful—it gives it power.”- Claudio Silvestrin in Elle Decor

49.建筑是这个人类方程式的一小部分,但是对于我们之中那些实践它的人来说,我们相信它有能发挥作用做出改变的潜力,来启发和丰富人类的经验,穿越充满误解的障碍,从而为生活这出戏提供一个美丽的场景。——弗兰克·盖里(Frank Gehry),1989年普利兹克建筑奖颁奖典礼演说(1989 Pritzker Prize Ceremony Speech)

“Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to make a difference, to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstanding and provide a beautiful context for life’s drama.” – Frank Gehry in his 1989 Pritzker Prize Ceremony Speech

50.建筑不是一件私有事物;即使是一幢房子也必须为全家人以及亲朋好友使用,而更多的建筑物都是为所有人,为各界人士所使用。如果这幢建筑物需要满足大众需求,那么建筑师必须要找到一些所有人能共同理解和经历的基础。——John Portman,“建筑师作为发展商(The Architect as Developer)”

“Architecture is not a private affair; even a house must serve a whole family and its friends, and most buildings are used by everybody, people of all walks of life. If a building is to meet the needs of all the people, the architect must look for some common ground of understanding and experience.” – John Portman in “The Architect as Developer

51.建筑是一门社会性艺术。作为一门社会性艺术,我们有社会责任确保我们所呈现出的建筑设计不仅能满足功用、创造舒适的空间,更需要能够提供精神的愉悦。—— Samuel Mockbee

“Architecture is a social art. And as a social art, it is our social responsibility to make sure that we are delivering architecture that meets not only functional and creature comforts, but also spiritual comfort.” – Samuel Mockbee

52.建筑十分重要,以至于不能仅留于人类自身。——Sarah Wigglesworth,《Parlour》杂志

“Architecture is too important to be left to men alone.” – Sarah Wigglesworth in Parlour

53.建筑不只纯粹是建筑师与客户之间的私自交易。它影响到所有人,所以它需要被所有人理解。—— Blair Kamin

“Architecture is not a purely private transaction between architects and clients. It affects everyone, so it ought to be understandable to everyone. – Blair Kamin

54. 建筑是至关重要而持久存在的,因为它容纳了我们;它展现出了物理空间,我们穿梭出入和得以使用的空间。——理查德•迈耶,1984年普利兹克建筑奖颁奖典礼演说(1984 Pritzker Prize Ceremony Speech)

“Architecture is vital and enduring because it contains us; it describes space, space we move through, exit in and use.” – Richard Meier in his 1984 Pritzker Prize Ceremony Speech

55.建筑,相较于材料来说,更重要的是理念。—— 马清运,《洛杉矶时报》

“Architecture is more about ideas than materials.” – Qingyun Ma in Los Angeles Times

56.建筑不只是为了像博物馆一样的明星作品而存在。它也是为了那些明星作品周围的穷街陋巷。——Juan Ramon Adsuara,全国公共广播电台(NPR)

“Architecture is not just for big star projects like museums. It’s for the slums around them, too.” – Juan Ramon Adsuara in npr

57.建筑羞于现实。——Wouter Vanstiphout,于《Archis》杂志

“Architecture is bashful about reality.” – Wouter Vanstiphout in Archis

58.建筑只是一个背景,建筑之美在于它能将人们聚集在一起并创造出公共意向。——Ben Van Berkel,ArchDaily 访谈

“Architecture is just background. The beauty of architecture is that it brings people together and can create public constructs.” – Ben Van Berkel in AD Interviews

59.建筑代表了希望,代表了改变 – 它让生活变得更为精彩。——Lars Lerup,《Architect》报刊

“Architecture is about hope, about change—it makes life more exciting.” – Lars Lerup in Architect

    

60.建筑在那些伟人所了解的范围外被祝福和诅咒:三度可感知的空间,四分之一的可穿越性,以及,不可言说地,五分之一的实用性,七分之一的意外惊喜,和十一分之一的灾难可能性。——Philip Nobel,《都市报》

“Architecture is blessed and cursed with more dimensions than its greats know what to do with: the three of sensible space, the celebrated fourth of travel through it; and others, ineffable, beyond—the fifth of utility, say, the seventh of happy accident, the ominous eleventh.” – Philip Nobel in Metropolis

61.建筑是一个需要小心保守的秘密。—— Jean Nouvel, 《赫芬顿邮报》

“Architecture is a mystery that must be preserved.”  –  Jean Nouvel in Huffington Post

62.建筑与社会的愿景一样伟大。—— Lisa Rochon,《环球邮报》

“Architecture is only as great as the aspirations of its society.” – Lisa Rochon in Globe and Mail

63.建筑就如同道林·格雷的画像(来自爱尔兰作家奥斯卡·王尔德的小说):表面上它十分美丽,然而在看不到的地方,只有真正枯萎和腐烂的灵魂。——Lance Hosey,《Architect》报刊

“Architecture is like the picture of Dorian Gray: It can look beautiful in public, while somewhere out of sight its true soul withers and rots.” – Lance Hosey in Architect

64.建筑是关于理性的吗?——Alfred Caldwell,《芝加哥论坛报》

“Architecture is about reason-right?” – Alfred Caldwell in Chicago Tribune

65.建筑是一门乐观主义的职业。——Johanna Hurme,《Spacing》杂志

“Architecture is a profession of optimism.” – Johanna Hurme in spacing

   

66.建筑在于对于光的控制:既是照明光也是自然光。——Tom Kundig,《建筑实录》杂志

“Architecture is about the manipulation of light: both artificial light and day lighting.”- Tom Kundig in Architectural Record

67. 建筑在很多情形下背负了太多重量。—— Patricia Patkau,《环球邮报》

“Architecture is expected to carry too much weight in many cases.” – Patricia Patkau in Globe and Mail

68.建筑不是一个目标。建筑是为了生活,为了幸福,为了工作,为了人类。就如同一个画框,而不是画作本身。——William Wurster

“Architecture is not a goal. Architecture is for life and pleasure and work and for people. The picture frame, not the picture.” – William Wurster

69.建筑是在社会文化中最为明显的一朵鲜花。——Alan Balfour,《艺术报》

“Architecture is the most obvious flower of a society’s culture.”  – Alan Balfour in Art Papers

70.建筑不只是在街上作出宣示。它是为生活而创造良好环境。——Dion Neutra,《洛杉矶时报》

“Architecture is more than making a statement from the street. It’s making an environment for living.” – Dion Neutra in Los Angeles Times

71.建筑是一段翻译过程。——Fernando Romero,《都市报》

“Architecture is a translation process.” – Fernando Romero in Metropolis

72.建筑是一项颇为精细又分神的任务。——Nicholas Grimshaw,《卫报》

“Architecture is quite a narrow, obsessive business.” – Nicholas Grimshaw in The Guardian

73.建筑令人困惑的一点是,它对于传达愉悦感的能力是不一致的,而我们关注点又建立在这种情感之上。——Alan de Botton,文“建筑之悦”

“Architecture is perplexing in how inconsistent is its capacity to generate the happiness on which its claim to our attention is founded.” – Alain de Botton in The Architecture of Happiness

74.建筑是一种都市芭蕾。—— Aaron Betsky,《纽约时报》

“Architecture is a kind of urban ballet.” – Aaron Betsky in New York Times

75.建筑是由胜利者书写的一段风韵历史。——Herbert Muschamp,《纽约时报》

“Architecture is a history of style written by the victors.” – Herbert Muschamp in New York Times

76.建筑是由对于现实和物质本质的信念所推动:是那些具体如材料,形式,排列,实质,细节的物质特质而不是其他。—— Kester Rattenbury,《这不是建筑:媒体通讯的建设》

“Architecture is driven by belief in the nature of the real and the physical: the specific qualities of one thing – its material, form, arrangement, substance, detail – over another.” – Kester Rattenbury in This is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

77.建筑不一定是房屋的同义词。——Francisco “Patxi” Mangado

“Architecture is not always synonymous with building.” – Francisco “Patxi” Mangado

78.建筑是复杂的,也正像其他复杂的事物一样,它从一开始就倾向于像熵一样逐渐变得无序。——Guy Horton,《都市报》

“Architecture is complicated and like other complicated things it is prone to entropy from the outset.” – Guy Horton in Metropolis

79.建筑即想象力与现实碰撞交汇之处。——妹岛和世与西泽立卫,2010年普利兹克建筑奖颁奖典礼演说

“Architecture is where imagination meets life.” – Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa in their 2010 Pritzker Prize Ceremony Speech

80.建筑是一段神奇的自我旅程。你能做出成就,你能建造房屋,你能欣赏它们。这就是我享受生活而不感到难受的原因。—— Stanley Tigerman,《芝加哥论坛报》

“Architecture is an incredible ego trip. You get things done, you build them, you look at them. That’s why I enjoy life and don’t have an ulcer. – Stanley Tigerman in the Chicago Tribune

81. “建筑是一个奇怪的领域,我们不断被要求去一遍又一遍地展示设计何以是要紧的。这令人精疲力尽。” ——Amale Andraos 《都市报》

“Architecture is a strange field where we’re constantly asked to demonstrate over and over why design matters, to everyone, all the time. It’s exhausting.” – Amale Andraos in Metropolis

82. “建筑是关于稳定性的缺乏以及如何去回应它;是关于虚空(void)以及如何去穿越它;是关于不可居住以及如何居住于其中。”—— Geoff Manaugh 《卫报》

“Architecture is about the lack of stability and how to address it. Architecture is about the void and how to cross it. Architecture is about inhospitability and how to live within it.”  – Geoff Manaugh in The Guardian

83. “建筑同时是一门艺术和实践追求。这项专业又总是被分为那些强调艺术、纯粹设计的,和那些以务实为先的。”—— Paul Goldberger 《纽约时报》

“Architecture is both an art and a practical pursuit, and the profession has always been divided between those who emphasize the art, that is pure design, and those who give priority to the practical.”  – Paul Goldberger in New York Times

84. 建筑是一个文明永久性的反映之一。——Charlie Rose

Architecture is one of the reflections of the permanence of a civilization. – Charlie Rose

85. 建筑不是适合那些内心孱弱、意志不坚或短寿促命的人的职业。——Martin Filler 《纽约书评》

Architecture is not a profession for the faint-hearted, the weak-willed, or the short-lived. – Martin Filler in The New York Review of Books

86. “建筑是一份十分危险的工作。如果一个作家写了一本糟糕的书,呃,人们可以不去读它。但如果你造了一栋糟糕的建筑,你将在一处地方留下一百年的丑陋身影。” ——Renzo Piano 《时代》杂志

“Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.” – Renzo Piano in Time

87.“建筑是当今时代的病理学。”——《法证建筑》

“Architecture is the pathology of the contemporary era.” – Forensic Architecture

88. “建筑是一门直接参与塑造外壳、建造或推翻障碍,或更明确地说,延伸或限制“自由”的学科。”——E. Sean Bailey 和 Erandi de Silva 发表于《BI》创刊号《自由:无拘无束的建筑》

“Architecture is a discipline directly engaged with shaping enclosure, of erecting and toppling barriers or—more explicitly—of extending and limiting ‘freedoms’.” – E. Sean Bailey & Erandi de Silva in “BI’s First Print Edition Released – FREE: Architecture on the Loose

89. “建筑是有趣的,但它自身毫无意义。”—— Massimiliano Fuksas 《纽约时报》

“Architecture is interesting, but by itself it means nothing.” – Massimiliano Fuksas in New York Times

 

        

90.  “建筑是一门艺术,但我们很少像关注戏剧、书籍和绘画那样关注建筑。”—— Witold Rybczynski 《都市报》

“Architecture is an art, yet we rarely concentrate our attention on buildings as we do on plays, books, and paintings.” – Witold Rybczynski in Metropolis

91. “建筑涉及监控系统并与之同步。” ——Eric Howeler 《体块》

“Architecture is aligned with and implicated in the systems of surveillance and control.” – Eric Howeler in Volume

92. “建筑有百分之九十是生意,百分之十是艺术。” ——Albert Kahn

“Architecture is 90 per cent business and 10 per cent art.” – Albert Kahn

93. “建筑可能是最理论化、深思熟虑和痛苦自省的一门艺术。” ——Paul Gapp 《芝加哥论坛报》

“Architecture is probably the subject of more theorizing, navel-gazing and introspective agonizing than any of the other arts.” – Paul Gapp in the Chicago Tribune

94. “建筑即发明。” – Oscar Niemeyer 《新闻周刊》

“Architecture is invention.”- Oscar Niemeyer in Newsweek

95. “建筑总是与政治相关。” ——Richard Rogers  《金融时报》

“Architecture is always political.” – Richard Rogers in Financial Times

 

96.“建筑是一个思维框架,它关乎想法;而这个职业关乎将那些想法转化为现实。”——Christopher Janney《建筑实录》

“Architecture is a frame of mind, it’s about ideas; the profession is about how to translate those ideas into the real world.” – Christopher Janney in Architectural Record

97. “建筑是居住于其中的人们之间互动的积极参与者。” —— Jonathan C. Molly 发表于 ArchDaily

“Architecture is an active participant in the interactions of people within it.” – Jonathan C. Molloy in ArchDaily

98.  “建筑不仅在自己的领域中发展,它同时持续吸收着其他领域的成果。”——Maya Engeli 《体块》杂志

“Architecture is not only developing in its own realm, it is constantly assimilating achievements from other fields.  – Maya Engeli in Volume

99. “建筑首先同时最重要的,是为人和社会服务。建筑师的责任是:设计满足实用目的的建筑,团结人们并将我们和自然联系起来,同时保存珍稀的资源。” —— Steven Ehrlich 《都市报》

“Architecture is first and foremost about serving people and society.  This is an architect’s responsibility: to design buildings that fulfill their practical purpose, bring people together, and connect us to the natural world while preserving precious resources.” – Steven Ehrlich in Metropolis

100. “建筑是关于在宇宙中建造一个地方,而不是模仿一个废弃破旧的现实。” ——Stefanos Polyzoides 《洛杉矶时报》

“Architecture is about building a place in the universe, not about mimicking a depleted, decrepit reality.” – Stefanos Polyzoides in The LA Times

101. “建筑是一个公共商品,因此需要公众的审查。”——Reed Kroloff 《建筑》杂志

“Architecture is a public commodity, and as such invites public scrutiny.” – Reed Kroloff in Architecture*

        

102.  “建筑不在于创造新,而在于满足需求和期望。” —— André Tavares 《福布斯》

“Architecture is not about the creation of newness but rather about the fulfillment of needs and expectations.” – André Tavares in Forbes

103. “建筑和宣传品牌的广告是一样的。” —— Patrizio Bertelli 《纽约时报》

“Architecture is the same as advertising for communicating the brand.” – Patrizio Bertelli in The New York Times

104. “建筑不只满足特定的需要,还同时刺激生活的演变。” ——Bjarke Ingels 《协同设计》

“Architecture is not just about accommodating very prescriptive demands—it’s doing it in a way that stimulates the unfolding of life. – Bjarke Ingels in Co.Design

105.“建筑暴露在生活中。如果它足够敏感,就可以具有见证过去的品质。” —— Peter Zumthor 《思考建筑》

“Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life.” – Peter Zumthor in Thinking Architecture

106. “建筑是灵活可调节的。”—— Krzysztof Wodiczko 《圣路易斯邮报》

“Architecture is flexible.” – Krzysztof Wodiczko in St. Louis Post – Dispatch*

107.“建筑是科学与虚构的结合。”——Winy Maas 《Domus》

“Architecture is a combination of science and fiction.” – Winy Maas in Domus

 

108. “建筑是我们最常见、最亲近的艺术,但正因为它是功能性的,并且为生活所需,所以要辨清建筑中的“艺术”从何处开始是困难的 。”——Jonathan Jones 《卫报》

“Architecture is the art we all encounter most often, most intimately, yet precisely because it is functional and necessary to life, it’s hard to be clear about where the “art” in a building begins.” – Jonathan Jones in The Guardian

109. “建筑不是依靠灵感的生意,它是一个理性的程序,用于从事合理且有望是美丽的事情;就是这样。”——Harry Seidler 《悉尼晨报》

“Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all.” Harry Seidler in the Sydney Morning Herald

110. “建筑被政治领袖用来号召、感染和震慑。” —— Deyan Sudjic 《华盛顿邮报》

“Architecture is used by political leaders to seduce, to impress, and to intimidate.” – Deyan Sudjic in The Washington Post

111. “建筑是一个重新考虑研究的范例。” —— B.D. Wortham 《建筑教育期刊》

“Architecture is a paradigm for reconsidering research.” B.D. Wortham in Journal of Architectural Education*

112. “建筑是关于赋予人们所居之地以形式。它不比这复杂,也不比这简单。” ——Alejandro Aravena 发表于2016普利兹克奖获奖感言

“Architecture is about giving form to the places where people live. It is not more complicated than that but also not simpler than that. – Alejandro Aravena in his 2016 Pritzker Prize acceptance speech

113. “建筑大致是诸如电影、时尚和产品设计的可怜亲戚。即使它在经济上更为重要,却由于某些原因没有得到相应的重视。“ ——Tamsie Thomson 《建筑师期刊》

“Architecture is generally a poor relative to things like film, fashion and product design. Even though it is economically more important, for some reason it is not getting the recognition.” – Tamsie Thomson in The Architects’ Journal

 

 

114.”建筑是一个复杂而明确的过程,如果你失去这个过程而只保留形式,那就丢了建筑实践的核心。”——André Tavares 《墙纸》

“Architecture is a complex and articulated process but if you lose the process and only keep the form you lose the core of architectural practice.” – André Tavares in Wallpaper*

116. “建筑是一门实践的诗学。”——Bjarke Ingels 发表于纽约客文化节

“Architecture is practical poetry.” – Bjarke Ingels at the New Yorker Festival

117.“建筑是不可避免的协商的总和。” – Felipe Mesa《Domus》

“Architecture is the sum of inevitable negotiations.” – Felipe Mesa in Domus

118. “建筑不只是房屋;这些建造物能启发驱使人们去做伟大的事。”——Fisk Johnson 发表于2017芝加哥建筑双年展

“Architecture is more than just buildings; these structures can inspire and motivate people to do great things.” Fisk Johnson for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

 

119.  “建筑是那些永远不缺意见的学科之一。” ——Guy Horton 发表于《都市报》

“Architecture is one of those disciplines that has no shortage of voices.” – Guy Horton in Metropolis

120.“建筑永远是对空间、城市、景观的暂时改变。我们自认为它是永恒的,但谁也说不准。” ——Jean Nouvel 《纽约时报》

“Architecture is always a temporary modification of the space, of the city, of the landscape. We think that it’s permanent. But we never know.” – Jean Nouvel in The New York Times

121.“建筑如同生活,都是关于权衡。” ——Paul Goldberger 《纽约时报》

“Architecture is like life: a matter of trade-offs.” – Paul Goldberger  in The New York Times

  

*只有那些可以访问 Proquest 和 JSTOR 的人才能看到这些链接。 许多大学和公共图书馆的学生,校友和客人都可以访问。

编辑:韩爽     翻译:王智睿,徐晟怡,胡岚清