Form poses a problem which appeals to the utmost resources of our intelligence, and it affords the means which charm our sensibility and even entice us to the verge of frenzy. Form is never trivial or indifferent; it is the magic of the world.

- Albert M. Dalq, ‘Form and Modern Embryology’, Growth and Form catalogue, 1951



[One must not] fear that the adoption of forms and volumes closely following natural laws must lead to a monotonous and unsupportable uniformity of products.
- Pier Luigi Nervi


not form, but forming, not form in its final appearance, form in the process of becoming, a genesis.
- Paul Klee


    Hensel, Michael, and Achim Menges, eds. 2008. Versatility and Vicissitude: Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design. Architectural Design Profile 192. Chichester: Wiley.

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