"Every building is a snapshot of a particular time and place--the raw materials that were on hand, how far the builders' technology had progressed, and the aspirations of its creators. But architecture also makes a powerful statement about the unique culture it reflects, whether the elegant simplicity of a grass bungalow, or the dramatic complexity of a chrome skyscraper. One whispers, the other shouts, but both are enduring reminders of cultural identity."
-- Todd Gipstein
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. - Frank Gehry