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Stephen Gardiner
April 25, 1924 - February 15, 2007
Nationality: British
Category: Architect
Subcategory: British Architect

Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.


Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads.


Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.


The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.


The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.


It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow, gradual process.


The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.


The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.


In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.


It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.


Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.


Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.


French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.


The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.


The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.


Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.


People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.


The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.


The Romans used every housing form known today and they have a remarkably modern look.


In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.


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