"The trouble with the rat race is, even if you win, you're still a rat"
-- Lily Tomlin
"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called
comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation
-- Henry David Thoreau
we go from the architect/constructor system to the architect- owner/builder system? One
man cannot build a house, but ten men can build ten houses very easily, even a hundred
houses. We need a system that allows the traditional way of cooperation to work in our
society. We must subject technology and science to the economy of the poor and penniless.
We must add the the aesthetic factor because the cheaper we build the more beauty we
should add to respect man."
-- Hassan Fathy