The Art of Architecture: A Complete Whole

“Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can’t be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.” Maya Lin

The Art of Architecture: Tea

“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.” Yoshio Taniguchi

The Art of Architecture: Sentiments

“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.” Adolf Loos

The Art of Architecture: Drawing Architecture

“God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.” Alvar Aalto

The Art of Architecture: Mythic Design

“The architect’s role is to make the mythic real.” Sotirios Kotoulas

The Art of Architecture: The Value of Home

“All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.” Frank Lloyd Wright

The Art of Architecture: Frozen Music

“I call architecture frozen music.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Art of Architecture: Cultivate

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.” Marty Neumeier

The Art of Architecture: Form Meets Function

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” Bruno Munari

5 Backyard Designs for the Pacific Northwest

Home is more than the roof and walls that offer shelter. It’s the unique way a kitchen reflects your personality, how the front door welcomes you in, and how your backyard design entices you to linger longer outside. Luxury home designs weave the best of architecture, interior design, and landscaping together into a single work …