Moshe Safdie (born July 14, 1938) is an Israeli-Canadian architect.
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- When I got my first commission after Habitat, for a few weeks I couldn't draw."
- CBC television interview, used for many years in CBC Montreal's sign-on montage
- Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers, it is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as "inherent buildability and I believe it is central to what I do.
- from lecture Megascale, Order and Complexity held in Emmertal, Germany on July 27, 2008
Form and Purpose (1982):Edit
He who seeks Truth
Shall find Beauty
He who seeks Beauty
Shall find Vanity
He who seeks Order
Shall find Gratification
He who seeks Gratification
Shall be Disappointed
He who considers himself as the servant of his fellow being
Shall find the joy of Self-Expression
He who seeks Self-Expression
Shall fall into the pit of Arrogance
Arrogance is incompatible with nature
Thru the nature of the universe
and the nature of man
we shall seek Truth
If we seek truth we shall find Beauty