A modern building should derive its architectural significance solely from the vigour and consequence of its own organic proportions. It must be true to itself, logically transparent, and virginal of lies or trivialities.
Walter Gropius

Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
Walter Gropius

from: Evelyn Furquim Werneck Lima, arquitecta (FAU-UFRJ), Doutorada em História Social (IFCS-UFRJ), Mestrado em História e Crítica da Arte (EBA-UFRJ), Pesquisa na École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.