Richard Neutra on Paper Architects

This is from the recording Conversations Regarding the Future of Architecture. It’s Richard Neutra talking about his influences:

Adolf Loos … never was a great architect in the sense of plan preparation. As a matter of fact, he prided himself not to draw plans. He was thinking that to work on paper, and to use a 4H pencil as [Otto] Wagner would do, was just denaturing the task of an architect. As a matter of fact, he slowly brought me around to the idea that architecture was not a paper affair, but it had something to do with human life and that it was danger to use scales, it was danger to use pencils, it was a danger to become a paper architect.

The above was posted to my personal weblog on June 17, 2005. My name is Peter Lindberg and I am a thirtysomething software developer and dad living in Stockholm, Sweden. Here, you’ll find posts in English and Swedish about whatever happens to interest me for the moment.


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