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Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

Good design doesn't date.

Good design doesn't date.

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.

At the age of 80, I'm becoming a visual artist. This could be my rebirth. ---->>>

The form language used by the ancient Egyptians in their structures is minimal. ---->>>

Japan's humid and warm summer climate, as well as frequent earthquakes resulted in lightweight timber buildings raised off the ground that are resistant to earth tremors. ---->>>

After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings. ---->>>

After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.

After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration.

From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber. ---->>>

Borne out of this, starting around the 17th Century was the Baroque era. It is my view that it is one of the architectural peak periods in western civilisation. ---->>>

Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney's sprawl, but nobody does anything about it. ---->>>

I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my best buildings and I stand by that. ---->>>

The government only makes restrictive rules, they don't show you what to do so you know, OK, here's where we need this many apartments, with open space, playgrounds, kindergartens. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 06-25, 1923
Birthplace: Vienna, First Austrian Republic
Die: 03-09, 2006
Occupation: Architect
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Harry Seidler, AC OBE (25 June 1923 – 9 March 2006) was an Austrian-born Australian architect who is considered to be one of the leading exponents of Modernism's methodology in Australia and the first architect to fully express the principles of the Bauhaus in Australia. Seidler designed more than 180 buildings and he received much recognition for his contribution to the architecture of Australia (wikipedia)