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It is absolutely clear that colour in architecture has to do with nature and that the colours in architecture either have to adapt to nature or must be a counterpoint to nature or a contrast, but a good contrast to nature, one which underscores nature and underscores architecture. This means that architecture and nature should complement one another and by their juxtaposition set themselves in a good light.
From: COLOUR IN ARCHITECTURE, 1981
If we must go below nature, that means, symbolically and practically, too, that we must again live in houses where nature is above us, for it is our duty to put nature, which we destroy by building the house, back on the roof. The nature we have on the roof is this piece of earth that we killed by putting the house there.
From: CONCRETE UTOPIAS FOR THE GREEN CITY, 1983
Grass roofs also have ecological, sanitary and insulation advantages. A grass roof produces oxygen and makes life possible. It absorbs dust and dirt and changes earth. Body and soul of man is at ease, both, who looks at it as well as who lives beneath it.
From: THE HORIZONTAL BELONGS TO NATURE, 1991
The tree tenant symbolizes a turn in human history because he regains his rank as an important partner of man.
From: TREE TENANTS ARE THE AMBASSADORS OF THE FREE FORESTS IN THE CITY, 1996
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