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We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.

Tags: Buildings, Shape  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

Tags: Art, Great  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am but an architectural composer.

Tags: Composer  ✍ Author: Alexander Jackson Davis

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.

Tags: American, Living  ✍ Author: Alexander Jackson Davis

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

Tags: Architects, Future  ✍ Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

Tags: Beauty, God  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

Tags: Straight, United  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

What people want, above all, is order.

Tags: Above, Order  ✍ Author: Stephen Gardiner

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.

Tags: Nature, Support  ✍ Author: Antonio Gaudi

Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.

Tags: Great, Making  ✍ Author: Antonio Gaudi

I call architecture frozen music.

Tags: Call, Music  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand.

Tags: Everyone, Understand  ✍ Author: Toyo Ito

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.

Tags: Invisible, Public  ✍ Author: Brandon T. Jackson

Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.

Tags: Become, Life  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.

Tags: Beauty, Old  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

Tags: Experience, Walk  ✍ Author: Helmut Jahn

Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.

Tags: Alike, Building  ✍ Author: Helmut Jahn

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.

Tags: End, Great  ✍ Author: Louis Kahn

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

Tags: Reaching, Truth  ✍ Author: Louis Kahn

I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.

Tags: Fashion, Love  ✍ Author: Donna Karan

All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!

Tags: Bad, Save  ✍ Author: T. E. Lawrence

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.

Tags: Great, Said  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

Tags: Build, Order  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

Tags: Building, Integrity  ✍ Author: Ayn Rand

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Tags: End, Good  ✍ Author: Jim Rohn
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No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

Tags: Haughty, Simple  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.

Tags: Duty, Goodness  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.

Tags: Future, Power  ✍ Author: Kenzo Tange

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.

Tags: Enjoy, Hope  ✍ Author: Yves Tanguy

They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.

Tags: Cellar, Nor  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.

Tags: Fight, Greatest  ✍ Author: Voltaire

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.

Tags: Age, Time  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

Tags: Art, Mother  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe.

Tags: Country, Europe  ✍ Author: Minoru Yamasaki

We build buildings which are terribly restless. And buildings don't go anywhere. They shouldn't be restless.

Tags: Anywhere, Build  ✍ Author: Minoru Yamasaki

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost.

Tags: Simple, Space  ✍ Author: Harry von Zell

I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.

Tags: Directed  ✍ Author: Tadao Ando

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.

Tags: Nature, Unique  ✍ Author: Tadao Ando

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.

Tags: Longer, Nature  ✍ Author: Guillaume Apollinaire

As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we're making is something that intrigues me very much.

Tags: Future, Often  ✍ Author: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

Tags: Gardening, Landscape  ✍ Author: Luis Barragan

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

Tags: Cold, Emotional  ✍ Author: Luis Barragan

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Tags: Inhabited, Sculpture  ✍ Author: Constantin Brancusi

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.

Tags: Hands, Intentions  ✍ Author: Jimmy Breslin

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.

Tags: Hope, Work  ✍ Author: Daniel Burnham

Architecture theory is very interesting.

Tags: Theory  ✍ Author: David Byrne

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

Tags: Beauty, Time  ✍ Author: David Allan Coe

The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.

Tags: Gothic, Principle  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A house is a machine for living in.

Tags: House, Living  ✍ Author: Le Corbusier

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

Tags: Game, Learned  ✍ Author: Le Corbusier

The higher the building the lower the morals.

Tags: Building, Higher  ✍ Author: Noel Coward

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.

Tags: Arts, Soul  ✍ Author: Jonathan Dimbleby

No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.

Tags: Design, Whole  ✍ Author: Michael Ende

In Los Angeles, by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings.

Tags: Older, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Enzi

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.

Tags: Great, Heart  ✍ Author: Arthur Erickson

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.

Tags: Space, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Arthur Erickson

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.

Tags: Place, Time  ✍ Author: Frank Gehry

To 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 that.

Tags: Beautiful, Love  ✍ Author: Martha Graham

I don't believe in morality in architecture.

Tags: Morality  ✍ Author: Michael Graves

Architecture begins where engineering ends.

Tags: Begins, Ends  ✍ Author: Walter Gropius

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Tags: Art, Space  ✍ Author: Philip Johnson

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

Tags: Design, Great  ✍ Author: Philip Johnson

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.

Tags: Building, Foundation  ✍ Author: Ellie Kemper

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things.

Tags: Architects, Luxury  ✍ Author: Rem Koolhaas

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Tags: History, Meaningful  ✍ Author: Daniel Libeskind

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.

Tags: Greatest, Humanity  ✍ Author: Daniel Libeskind

Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist.

Tags: Artist, Keep  ✍ Author: Maya Lin

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me.

Tags: Art, Give  ✍ Author: Maya Lin

Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.

Tags: Architect, Task  ✍ Author: Adolf Loos

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present.

Tags: Art, Work  ✍ Author: Adolf Loos

The 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 history.

Tags: History, Today  ✍ Author: Russell Lynes

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.

Tags: Change, Social  ✍ Author: Thom Mayne

I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.

Tags: Impossible, Today  ✍ Author: Thom Mayne

Architects of grandeur are often the master builders of disillusionment.

Tags: Master, Often  ✍ Author: Bryant H. McGill

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time.

Tags: Seen, Time  ✍ Author: Richard Meier

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.

Tags: Art, Speak  ✍ Author: Julia Morgan

My buildings will be my legacy... they will speak for me long after I'm gone.

Tags: After, Speak  ✍ Author: Julia Morgan

Architecture is invention.

Tags: Invention  ✍ Author: Oscar Niemeyer

Each new situation requires a new architecture.

Tags: Requires, Situation  ✍ Author: Jean Nouvel

Don't clap too hard - it's a very old building.

Tags: Hard, Old  ✍ Author: John Osborne

Buildings should serve people, not the other way around.

Tags: Buildings, Serve  ✍ Author: John Portman

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.

Tags: Attention, Past  ✍ Author: John Portman

At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture.

Tags: Art, Together  ✍ Author: Martin Puryear

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.

Tags: Buildings, Care  ✍ Author: Thomas Pynchon

My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Richard Rogers

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.

Tags: Principle, Times  ✍ Author: Richard Rogers

Less is more.

Tags: Less  ✍ Author: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

Tags: Put, Together  ✍ Author: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.

Tags: Design, Real  ✍ Author: James Rouse

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.

Tags: Beautiful, Business  ✍ Author: Harry Seidler

The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs.

Tags: Shapes, Supporting  ✍ Author: Harry Seidler

Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.

Tags: Art, Painting  ✍ Author: Robert Smithson

The frightening thought that what you draw may become a building makes for reasoned lines.

Tags: May, Thought  ✍ Author: Saul Steinberg

Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real.

Tags: Human, Real  ✍ Author: Frank Stella

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.

Tags: Between, Dreams  ✍ Author: Robert A. M. Stern

But the building's identity resided in the ornament.

Tags: Building, Identity  ✍ Author: Louis Sullivan

Form follows function.

Tags: Follows, Function  ✍ Author: Louis Sullivan

To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It's a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.

Tags: Politics, Work  ✍ Author: Ai Weiwei

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