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A house is a machine for living in.
You employ stone, wood and concrete, and with these materials you build houses and palaces. That is construction. Ingenuity is at work.
But suddenly you touch my heart, you do me good, I am happy and I say: "This is beautiful." That is Architecture. Art enters in.
Engineers fabricate the tools of their time. Everything, that is to say, except houses and moth-eaten boudoirs.
Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city.
Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.
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