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Architect quotes

Don't fight , use them.
Buckminster Fuller fight
Pictures deface walls oftener than they decorate them.
Frank Lloyd Wright
God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.
Alvar Aalto purpose
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
Tadao Ando nature
Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.
Luis Barragan beauty
The home should be the treasure chest of living.
Le Corbusier living
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
Antoni Gaudi nature
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry time
Architecture begins where engineering ends.
Walter Gropius end
I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.
Zaha Hadid you
And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.
Arne Jacobsen light
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Philip Johnson art
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.
Louis Kahn wit
The acceptance of certain realities doesnt preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.
Rem Koolhaas acceptance
Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, its about experience, its about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
Daniel Libeskind art
Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.
Adolf Loos art
But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour.
Thom Mayne change
Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.
Richard Meier time
I dont have regrets of being an architect. You are looking continuously - to the leaves of the trees, the shapes of the cars, to the structures of the city, to the patterns of textiles - to find the reasons behind the forms. That is very rewarding. If you extend a profession like that to the entire history, it allows you to travel through time.
Rafael Moneo war
Architecture is invention.
Oscar Niemeyer
Each new situation requires a new architecture.
Jean Nouvel
I realize that having a style would be very beneficial for my practice from a marketing standpoint, but I cant do it. I believe my responsibilities as an architect are to design the most appropriate building for the place. Each place has a distinct culture and function, which for me requires an appropriate answer.
Cesar Pelli culture
Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people dont read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years.
Renzo Piano people
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
Richard Rogers war
I dont want to be interesting. I want to be good.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe good
All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way.
Albert Speer die
Implicit in true freedom of spirit lies a proud and virile will. Such glorious power of free will to choose, envisages beneficent social responsibility as manifest and welcome.
Louis Sullivan freedom
There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart.
Kenzo Tange art
Less is a bore.
Robert Venturi
Architecture aims at Eternity.
Christopher Wren eternity