Quotes by: Frei Otto

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Frei Otto
Born Frei Paul Otto
(1925-05-31)31 May 1925
Siegmar, Germany
Died 9 March 2015(2015-03-09) (aged 89)
Warmbronn, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Architect

We have big, big problems - flooding, earthquake, and many foolish things which now people are doing - I mean, these self-made catastrophes. We are able to give to every man on the street the possibilities to help himself. And to fight for this was one of my duties.
Frei Otto
I have never been satisfied with a piece of work I have been actively involved in, and would never want to be.
Frei Otto
Everything man is doing in architecture is to try to go against nature. Of course we have to understand nature to know how far we have to go against nature. The secret, I think, of the future is not doing too much. All architects have the tendency to do too much.
Frei Otto
Why should we build very large spaces when they are not necessary? We can design halls spanning several kilometres and covering a whole city, but we have to ask, what does it really make? What does society really need?
Frei Otto
My architectural drive was to design new types of buildings to help poor people, especially following natural disasters and catastrophes... I will use whatever time is left to me to keep doing what I have been doing, which is to help humanity.
Frei Otto
Most architects think in drawings, or did think in drawings; today, they think on the computer monitor. I always tried to think three dimensionally. The interior eye of the brain should be not flat but three dimensional so that everything is an object in space. We are not living in a two-dimensional world.
Frei Otto
My hope is that light, flexible architecture might bring about a new and open society.
Frei Otto
I have only one dream. It is the oldest of humanity, of man, in time. It is paradise. I would like to give paradise to everyone.
Frei Otto
Buildings are 'humane' only when they promote peaceful human co-existence.
Frei Otto
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