Moreover, the mission of the home is to provide a moral and ethical ground from which the growing generations may further grow. Honesty of thought and sincerity in work are the inheritances with which the home can and should endow the youth. To that end, all the means must co-operate, and in this respect the form-treatment of the home–if honestly conceived and sincerely executed–is a vital, although perhaps subconscious factor…We say this to stress the fact that there must exist a spiritual interrelationship between the family and the form-treatment of the home. In other words, it must be understood that the form-treatment of the house should not be just an impersonal and coldly technical combination of various rooms for various purposes, but rather a treatment of form which is capable of bestowing a proper resonance to the human atmosphere in the home.
~ Eliel Saarinen
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery, and mystery.
~ Luis Barragan