The World on Paper

"[Individuals who break through by inventing a new paradigm are] almost always...either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change...These are the [men and women] who, being little committed to prior practice to the traditional rules of normal science, are particularly likely to see that those rules no longer define a playable game and to conceive another set that can replace them." - Thomas S Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolution (1962)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Emblems of understanding how buildings and their use interact

"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." (Winston Churchill, 1924 and 1943) and "Form ever follows function." (Louis Sullivan, 1896)

First we shape our buildings, then they shape us, then we shape them again - ad infinitum. Function reforms form perpetually. - How Buildings Learn, Stewart Brand (1994)


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