Posted by Karl Johnson on Feb 11, 2013
Related program: I Love Architecture 2013
It's the loveliest time of year again - and we wanted to offer a little token of our appreciation for your support.
For this Valentine's day we've made a series of architecture love cards that you can share with your friends and close ones this season. These are just a few of the buildings from around the world that made us fall in love with architecture.
By clicking on a card you can share it instantly via your preferred social network or email with a custom message.
Metropol Parasol, Seville, by J Mayer H
Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, by Herzog and de Meuron with Arup
National Parliament of Bangladesh, Dhaka, by Louis Kahn
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, by Moissief and Morrow
Castelvecchio Museum, Verona, renovated by Carlo Scarpa
The Taj Mahal, Agra, by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
The Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, by Toyo Ito
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, by Gustave Eiffel
"[Its] character initiates a dynamic development...in the heart...and beyond."
- Architects J Mayer H
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"This area between inside and outside affords the opportunity to create a new kind place."
- Architects Herzog and de Meuron
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"It was not belief, not design, not pattern, but the essence from which an institution could emerge..."
- Architect Louis Kahn
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"What has been thus played up in form should not be let down in color."
- Consulting architect Irving Morrow
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"If the architecture is any good, a person who looks and listens will feel its good effects without noticing."
- Architect Carlo Scarpa
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"A teardrop on the cheek of time."
- Poet Rabindranath Tagore
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"Architecture has to follow the diversity of society, and has to reflect that a simple square or cube cannot contain that diversity."
- Architect Toyo Ito
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"Aren't the genuine functions of strength always in keeping with unwritten conditions of harmony?"
- Engineer Gustave Eiffel
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