"Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a natural object into a cultural artifact."
~ Mario Botta, Switzerland
La Casa Bianchi by Mario Botta
Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, 1973
“Don't fight forces, use them.”
~R. Buckminster Fuller 1895-1983, American inventor, designer, poet, & philosopher.
Private home by Buckminster Fuller
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, 1982
Please select one of the quotes above (the one you find most interesting) and write about it in your journal or compare and contrast the two quotes--how are the messages and expressions convergent (pointing in the same direction) and how are they divergent (different tone, outlook, or philosophy)?