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"Buildings are the most subtle, accurate and enduring records of life - hence their problems are the problems of life and not problems of form; but through the form and material of buildings we can gain an insight into the past."

WALTER, BURLEY GRIFFIN - Building for Nature

"Nowhere in the modern world have the conditions set a more attractive problem for the architect than in the wooded rock ledges of the headlands of Sydney Harbour - a nice problem, for the factors are definitely clear cut and simple socially, economically and aesthetically: - A million people free to exercise their own judgement, economically able to provide themselves with fully equipped and appointed substantial homes with a beautiful, easily worked stone underlying their sites and all other building materials indigenous, and all skill and equipment handy, and the most beautiful outlook, background and garden setting possible to imagine; complete to start with."

WALTER, BURLEY GRIFFIN - Building for Nature