"I believe that good architecture should reflect a holistic appreciation of reality. Reality, it is held, has a hierarchy of awarness levels within which there exists both outer and inner dimensions. The outer (ecological) dimension relates to a finite world of limited energy-income from the sun, of fixed energy reserves. The inner, (cultural) dimension relates to human kind, who have an infinite, hidden reseve 0f energy --the spirit-- that can often transcend the limited context of this phenomenal world."
Nader Ardalan Contemporary Architects, 1987, p. 44.
Iran Center for Management Studies Project Summary. Edited by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1989.
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