Topics - Architecture


Quote 7675Form follows function. - Louis Sullivan
Quote 7686But the building's identity resided in the ornament.
Quote 7698Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
Quote 7748My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
Quote 7761Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
Quote 7765Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Quote 7848Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally h...
Quote 7969In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
Quote 7973Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Quote 8004Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.
Quote 8024The higher the building the lower the morals.
Quote 8032I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
Quote 8064To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
Quote 8191Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
Quote 8374Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
Quote 8528Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
Quote 8543I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
Quote 8614An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Quote 8634Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Quote 8672Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.
Quote 8758I am but an architectural composer. - Alexander Jackson Davis
Quote 8783The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our ...
Quote 9000No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of ...
Quote 9020Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
Quote 9135Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.
Quote 9159My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - ...
Quote 9200Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Quote 9281I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.
Quote 9292The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.
Quote 9338The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Quote 9390If I have a style, I am not aware of it. - Michael Graves
Quote 9422Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glas...
Quote 9459We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doin...
Quote 9746It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
Quote 9817I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
Quote 9980In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.
Quote 10277Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Quote 10347Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Quote 10356Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but...
Quote 10441Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains...
Quote 10471I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Quote 10483Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
Quote 10597We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of...
Quote 10611A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
Quote 10757Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Quote 10793Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Quote 10796As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.
Quote 10810The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.
Quote 10907A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasu...
Quote 10968I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's...
Quote 11106I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
Quote 11116We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.
Quote 11149Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Quote 11216The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
Quote 11323What people want, above all, is order. - Stephen Gardiner
Quote 11355If you give people nothingness, they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.
Quote 11390Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Quote 11565For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic pu...
Quote 11682Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
Quote 11956Warmth isn't what minimalists are thought to have.
Quote 11977Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Quote 12003The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.
Quote 12329My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
Quote 12636Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Quote 12650A house is a machine for living in. - Louis Kahn
Quote 12707We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
Quote 13217To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like tha...
Quote 13373Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all...
Quote 13902Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important:...