Bring out the nature of the materials, let their nature intimately into your scheme. . .Reveal the nature of the wood, plaster, brick or stone in your designs: they are all by nature friendly and beautiful.
As we double our numbers every twenty years, we must double our houses. Besides, we build of such perishable materials, that one half of our houses must be rebuilt in every space of twenty years, so that in that time, houses are to he built for three-fourths of our inhabitants. It is, then, among the most important arts: and it is desirable to introduce taste into an art which shows so much.