Architecture does not exist

Words of Louis I. Kahn about an aspect of architecture. These words are true for the domain of design too.

… an aspect you must learn  
is that architecture really does not exist.  
Only a work of architecture exist.  
Architecture does exist in the mind.  
A man who does a work of architecture  
does it as an offering to the spirit of architecture…  
 
A spirit which knows no style,   
knows no techniques, no method.  
It just waits for that which presents itself.  
There is architecture, and it is the embodiment  
of the unmeasurable.  
Can you measure the Parthenon?  
No. This is sheer murder.  
Can you measure the Pantheon,  
that wonderful building which satisfies the institution of man?
Louis Kahn: Conversations with Students, page 32

Do you have any thoughts on this article? Write to me.